The Advantages Of Database Management Systems

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b) Critically evaluate the advantages of database management systems Advantages of DBMS Data independence: - the separation of data structure of database from the application program that uses the data is called data independence in database management system; you can easily change the structure of database without modifying the application program. For example you can modify the size and data type of a data items ( fields of a database table).data independence is usually consider from two points of view, logical and physical. Data integrity: - in DB MS data in database is stored in tables. A single database contains multiple tables and relationships can be created between tables. This make easy to retrieve and update data. Data…show more content…
A form provides very easy way (user friendly) to enter data into database, edit data and display data from database. The non- technical users can also perform various operations on database through forms without going into technical details of a database. Backup and recovery procedures: - in a computer file- based system, the user creates the backup of data regularly to protect the valuable data from damaging due to failures to the computer system and application program. It is a time consuming method, if volume of data is large. Most of the DBMS provide the backup and recovery sub-systems that automatically create the backup of data and restore data if required for instance, if the computer system fails in the middle or in the end of an update operation of the program, the recovery sub-system is responsible for making sure that the database is restored to the state it was in before the program started executing. Improved decision making: - better managed data and improved data access make it possible to generated better- quality information, on which better decisions are based. The quality of the information generated depends on the quality of the underlying data. Data quality is a comprehensive approach to promoting the accuracy, validity and timeliness of the data. While the DBMS does not guarantee date quality, it provides a framework to facilitate data quality initiatives. [1.2] TASK 3 –
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