What is a column based database?

A column-oriented DBMS (or columnar database management system) is a database management system (DBMS) that stores data tables by column rather than by row. Practical use of a column store versus a row store differs little in the relational DBMS world.
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What is a column in a database called?

In the context of a relational database, a row—also called a tuple—represents a single, implicitly structured data item in a table. In simple terms, a database table can be thought of as consisting of rows and columns. Each column expects a data value of a particular type.
  • What is a column in SQL?

    In a relational database, a column is a set of data values of a particular simple type, one value for each row of the database. A column may contain text values, numbers, or even pointers to files in the operating system. A column can also be called an attribute.
  • What is the difference between a field and a column?

    Ideally both are same, and refer to the data values aligned vertically in a table. But when you are talking in terms of database, then you should use Column, not Field. Similarly horizontally aligned data values in a table are known as Rows or Records, but Row or Rows is the correct term in database language.
  • What is a tuple in SQL?

    vote 3 vote. Whatever its use in mathematics, a tuple in RDBMS is commonly considered to be a row in a table or result set. In an RDBMS a tuple is unordered. A tuple in an MDDBMS is the instance of data in a cell with its associated dimension instances (members). What is the tuple in a column family data store?
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What is column name?

Column names. The meaning of a column name depends on its context. A column name can be used to: Declare the name of a column, as in a CREATE TABLE statement. In a GROUP BY or ORDER BY clause, a column name specifies all values in the intermediate result table to which the clause is applied.
  • What is the difference between a row and a column?

    Alternatively, in a table (which i assume you're referring to), rows are 'horizontal' collections of items belonging to a certain category; Columns are 'vertical' collections. Each item (orange) in the table 'belongs' to one row (yellow) and one column (red) well whats the difference between them.
  • What is the column in Excel?

    1. A column is a vertical series of cells in a chart, table, or spreadsheet. Below is an example of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with column headers (column letter) A, B, C, D, E, and F. As you can see from the picture below, column H is the highlighted column in red and the selected cell D8 is in column D.
  • What is a column alias in SQL?

    The use of table aliases is to rename a table in a specific SQL statement. The renaming is a temporary change and the actual table name does not change in the database. The column aliases are used to rename a table's columns for the purpose of a particular SQL query.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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