In a broad sense, delay. The time delay between the moment something is initiated and the moment its first effect begins. More specifically, the time it takes for a packet of data to get from one designated point to another.
Process improvement activity in which a project or process is reviewed by participants to uncover information that could lead to enhancements or revisions to the process.
The stages in the life of a program, process, development effort, or set of data.
Logical Data Model
A Logical Data Model fills in the gap between a Conceptual Data Model and Physical Data Model. While Conceptual Data Models are completely devoid of database-level information, a Logical Data Model stores generic characteristics (such as indexes and foreign keys) without adding anything specific to a single DBMS. Physical Data Models translate information from a Logical Data Model to designs that are specific to a certain DBMS.
A flexible architectural approach to the connection between two or more computer systems that are exchanging data. Loosely Coupled systems are considered useful when either the source or the destination computer systems are subject to frequent changes. This is in contrast to tightly-coupled connections, which are less flexible and more difficult to change.
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