A data bank is a centralized collection of structured and unstructured data, organized in a way that is easy to process, access and analyze information. Businesses, government agencies and science and healthcare facilities use data banks to store and manage large data volumes. Usually, a data bank has one or two, containing columns and row of data.

The rows denote individual records while columns represent characteristics of those records. A software program called database management systems (DBMS) is used to manage data banks. It provides mechanism for generating, updating and probing data.

Data Banks Application