Today we got a term DDBB. I am not sure whether it refer normal database or database driver in certain programming language.

Google search did not help me much in this. And I am sure it is not 'Dirty Dozen Brass Band'.

  • I've never seen it. It's probably either a typo or something proprietary. May 13, 2014 at 8:39
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    Where did you hear this term? What was the context?
    – AakashM
    May 13, 2014 at 9:04
  • it is used in the context of huge databases
    – ddaniel
    May 13, 2014 at 9:07
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    @Junaid Ask the client what he means by DDBB May 13, 2014 at 10:27
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    D to the D to the BBB!
    – Zane
    Jun 16, 2014 at 15:59

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BBDD are Bases de Datos in this funny way in which Spanish refers to plural for acronyms (EEUU, Estados Unidos = United States). http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=390785

  • The best possible explanation I've seen yet. Aug 3, 2014 at 13:39
  • I can confirm that. I have a spanish colloeage and just had the exact same conversation with him Sep 7, 2015 at 11:07
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    I think user41118 is totally right; this is a "forced translation" from Spanish (usually we say "BBDD" regarding to more than one database). I've read the other answer's source, and I'm afraid that the guy who posted this word is from Spain.... About the "funny way" of creating plural acronyms in Spanish... I have to say "it is what it is"... it's like the answer for "Thank you" in English... "Your welcome" it just doesn't make any sense, but like I said, it is what it is...
    – user80371
    Nov 12, 2015 at 2:16

from what I know, DDBB is just a "slang" word for DB (database) - nothing less, nothing more.

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    I understand the criticism, but I think @ddaniel is correct. I had never seen this term before, but in searching on it, everywhere it shows up in the context of databases, it seems to be used as synonym for DDBB. stackoverflow.com/questions/4603215/600-tables-in-ddbb
    – mdoyle
    May 13, 2014 at 11:02
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    That is, it seems to be used as synonym for "database": bit.ly/1mlbSYJ bit.ly/1sIaNwd bit.ly/1oo62Z1 bit.ly/1gyUmuI One commonality is that those using the term do not seem to be native English speakers, so perhaps DDBB is used in one or more other languages.
    – mdoyle
    May 13, 2014 at 11:13
  • ABSOLUTELY... as from the previous answer I understood nothing... no spanish.. and not the word database/db in there. Upvoted this answer is better.
    – strash
    Apr 23, 2018 at 17:29

DDBB is a way to refer to Bases de Datos (Data Bases), in Spanish plurals of nouns that are composed by two words are abbreviated duplicating the first letter of the word. e.g: EEUU - Estados Unidos, RRHH - Recursos Humanos, AAVV - Asociacion

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