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database server
Last modified: Thursday, April 13, 2006 

Refers to the back-end system of a database application using client/server architecture. The back-end, sometimes called a database server, performs tasks such as data analysis, storage, data manipulation, archiving, and other non-user specific tasks.

See also Database Management System.

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