database front end

also seen as: database front-end

In the context of the Internet, this is an interface that integrates WWW applications with sophisticated database programs. For example, the homepage of a search engine is a database front end. Its easy-to-use GUI simplifies what you see, yet at the same time, a highly sophisticated technical process is at work behind it (the back end)..

See also : front end  
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms