Database Management Systems

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Database Management Systems A database management system (DBMS) is computer software designed for the purpose of managing databases. Typical examples of DBMSs include Oracle, IBM's DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, 4th Dimension and FileMaker. DBMSs are typically used by Database administrators in the creation of Database systems. DBMS enables the user to store, modify, and extract information from a database(Tenner, 2005). There are many different types of DBMSs, ranging from small systems that run on personal computers to large systems which run on mainframes. Computerized library systems, automated teller machines, flight reservation systems, and computerized inventory systems are some of the examples of the database applications. The DBMS accepts requests for data from the application program and instructs the operating system to transfer the appropriate data. Database software allows users, who are not programmers, the ability to pull data from a specific database, and make that data into user-friendly information.(Tenner, 2005) Current data management system can be improved by using client/server. Client/server is the combination of three major technologies: Relational database management systems, networks, and client interfaces(Roland, 1989) Clients execute specific local tasks with local resources. Servers provide shared resources and fulfill broad tasks. Communication enables definition and completion of full work processes. Client/server is
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