Overview of Data, Database, DBMS, and RDBMS

In this article, we will understand the Overview of Data, Database, DBMS, and RDBMS.

What is Data?

Data is a piece of information or facts or statistics in unorganized form related to any object/subject for reference or analysis. Such as names, numbers, words, measurements, observations etc.

What is a Database?

A database is a collection of data that is organized in a way to be easily accessed, managed and manipulated. Databases support storage and manipulation of data to make data management easy.

What is DBMS?

Database Management System (DBMS) is a “software system that enables users to define, create, maintain and control access to the database”.

What is RDBMS?

Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) is a database management system (DBMS) based on the relational model.

Note: Key Difference between DBMS and RDBMS is that RDBMS applications store data in a tabular form, while DBMS applications store data as files.


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Sandeep Jaiswal
Sandeep Jaiswal is a software engineer by profession and reader/writer by passion. He is working in a well reputed MNC as a Database Administrator (DBA). He has a good understanding and knowledge of Database and exploring other technologies related to Software development. Read all published posts by Sandeep Jaiswal.