Part of the Database glossary:

A data store is a repository for persistently storing collections of data, such as a database, a file system or a directory. 

In an information technology context, data stored can be of any type that can be rendered in digital format and placed in electronic media. Examples include text, image, video files and audio files.

This was last updated in June 2013
Contributor(s): Stan Gibilisco
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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