Meaning – The term data store, refers to the place where all the data, pertaining to an organisation, individual or both, is stored. It is defined as a repository for storing, managing and distributing data sets on a predominantly enterprise level.
The data that is stored in a data store, is usually said to be at rest, unless it is called upon by an organisation, process or an individual.
A datastore may include data from end userdatabase applications, files or documents, or the random data property of an organisation or an information system.
The data store is classified into three types depending on the type of organisation that uses it –