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Introduction to DBMS


What is DBMS?

DBMS is a collection of interrelated data and a set of programs to access this data. It is primarily used to supply an efficient and convenient environment for retrieving and storing information. The collection of this data is called a “Database”. 


For Example: Let us consider the Database of an Educational Institution, Data of the Faculty, Students, Non-teaching staff, etc. DBMS makes it easier to update, retrieve, Delete, Insert data from a database. 


Application of Database Systems

Some of the most commonly used applications of DBMS are:


  1. Library Management

We have numerous books that are available in a library. And day-to-day there are many people that borrow and take books, to keep a track of these actions databases are widely used.


  1. Social Media SItes

Millions of people create or deactivate their social media accounts on various platforms. And DBMS helps to keep a record of all this information Conveniently. 


  1. Telecommunications

These companies use DBMS to keep track of the Call logs, Call details and post paid bills. 


  1. E-Commerce Websites

We tend to use a lot of E-Commerce websites these days and From adding, removing your products from shopping cart to Invoice bills, DBMS has made it easier. 


Advantages Of Database Systems

The use of DBMS helps in the reduction of the following:


  1. Data Redundancy 
  2. Data Inconsistency
  3. Difficulty in accessing data
  4. Data Isolation
  5. Data Integrity Problems
  6. Data Security Problems
  7. Backup and Recovery


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Introduction to database management system