Data processing refers to the process of collecting and manipulating raw data to yield useful information. Data processing is also the conversion of raw data into machine-readable form and its subsequent processing by a ... More »

The four data processing functions of a computer are data input, processing, output and storage. Each process serves a distinct function in data handling, and each function makes use of specific hardware to facilitate it... More »

The stages of a data processing cycle are collection, preparation, input, processing and output. Storage of data is a step included by some. The data processing cycle converts raw data into useful information. More »

Data processing methods are a way to turn large amounts of raw data into usable and understandable information, using methods such as batch processing, real-time processing, data mining and statistical processing. Data p... More »

Data analysis refers to the process of applying logical and statistical techniques to evaluate, condense and describe raw data with the sole intent of extracting useful information. There are several different forms of ... More »

Data-processing cycle refers to the process of transforming raw data into useful information. The cycle entails a process of sequential steps, including input, processing, output and interpretation. Preparation, feedback... More »

Data mining is the practice of automatically searching large stores of data to discover patterns and trends that go beyond simple analysis, according to Oracle. "Business intelligence is an umbrella term that includes th... More »