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Database Management Systems

27 August, 2015 - 16:21

A database management system is a set of integrated programs designed to simplify the tasks of creating, accessing, and managing data. Database management systems integrate a collection of files or data tables that are independent of application programs and are available to satisfy a number of different processing needs. A database management system is really the means by which an organization coordinates the disparate activities of its many functional areas. The database management system, containing data related to all of an organization’s applications, supports normal event data processing needs and enhances the organization’s management activities by providing data useful to managers. While in its strictest sense a database is a collection of files, we will use the term database synonymously with database management system since this has evolved as the normal meaning intended by the vast majority of computer users and developers.