Data Management/Data Warehousing Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing data management and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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  • U

    USA Patriot Act

    The USA Patriot Act is a law enacted in 2001, granting new and extended data-collection abilities to federal agencies in an effort to combat terrorism after the September 11 attacks.

  • V

    virtual cube

    A virtual cube is a subset of one or two existing cubes in a database. Database administrators create virtual cubes for security purposes and/or to enable analysis of the shared data.

  • VoltDB

    VoltDB is an in-memory database. The software is available in an open-source community edition and in a commercial release from vendor VoltDB Inc.

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