A table created with the CREATE TABLE statement. Such a table has both its description and data physically stored in the database. Contrast with view.
Tables in the Data Warehouse that exactly match the structure and content of the operational data and which are generally available only to Data Managers (not DSS customers). Data is extracted from these base tables and modeled for easy reporting/analysis into datagroups.
In relational databases, tables are defined as temporary or base. Base tables are the tables that are created by the CREATE TABLE command and are used for persistent storage.