Saturday, August 30, 2008

Database Management System

Database Management System

A database management system (DBMS) is a collection of computer programs that are used to create, maintain and access database in a convenient and efficient manner.


The most important characteristics of database management system are :



A database management system stores, retrieves and manipulates data in a database with efficiency. It takes far less time to manipulate data as compared to file system. It uses the processing power of the computer to increase its efficiency.


Compactness refers to the way of storing data in a database. A database management system stores data in less space than file system. The storage capacity of the computer is used properly.

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