We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is a Database Management System?

By David White
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
EasyTechJunkie is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At EasyTechJunkie, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

A database management system is a suite of software applications that together make it possible for people or businesses to store, modify, and extract information from a database. Sound like something found only in bank vaults? It's not. You can find these systems in many places in your everyday life.

That ATM that you get cash out of every week is a database management system. When you make flight reservations online, you're providing information that is entered into such a system. Even the library that you or your children check out books from runs on one.

On a more personal level, your personal computer can have its own database management system. You might have spreadsheets that contain mountains of data. Any time you fill up a spreadsheet with data and run queries to find and analyze data in different ways, you are accessing such a system.

And how do you view the data that is the result of a query? By looking at a report. Most systems have a reporting function that is the last step in the data manipulation process. After all, collating the data without looking at it won't get you very far.

One of the main functions of the database management system is doing the heavy lifting for you. In other words, you don't necessarily have to know exactly where all that data is in the system; as long as the system knows where it all is, it can deliver a report for you to peruse. This might not seem to matter if you're thinking of just your computer, but throw in a mainframe that contains reams and reams of data, and we're talking about a huge amount of information that can be stored any number of places within the mainframe system. The result is the same, though: a report that you can read, analyze, and act on.

This functionality also extends to a multi-user database. Such a system under this scenario would allow you as one user to operate all functions within the database without having to know what other users are accessing the same database. One popular example of this kind of multi-user database is Microsoft SQL Server.

EasyTechJunkie is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
By anon304703 — On Nov 21, 2012

What are the advantages of databases in everyday life?

By anon169067 — On Apr 19, 2011

please give different types of applications available.

By anon128884 — On Nov 21, 2010

what are reports and forms in dbms and what are their uses?

By anon91287 — On Jun 21, 2010

can you give me the advantages and disadvantages of a database management system?

By anon83351 — On May 10, 2010

Please send a database documentation sample.

By anon78903 — On Apr 20, 2010

i am associated with an NGO, where i am managing data, i have just started and i want to learn how can we make analysis and statistics from the data received.

By anon77076 — On Apr 13, 2010

can you tell me the difference between DBMS and RDBMS?

By anon77074 — On Apr 13, 2010

Advantage of dbms----

1.Redundancy of data

2.Inconsistency of data

3.Data sharing

4.Enforcements of standards


6.Integrity maintained

Disadvantages of Dbms----

1.High cost

2.difficult to store and backup

By anon69576 — On Mar 09, 2010

It's because the technology is changing and advancing in that there are no jobs in uganda where they do not need computer literates so people have to defend their jobs through going back for further education.

Second, today many people are doing or having more than one job so in order to mange the jobs someone has to go back to get more skills and even the competition is high.

third, many people in big offices were employed on friendly basis but now it's the papers that speak and if you realize you lack papers then the only alternative is to go back and study.

By anon44850 — On Sep 11, 2009

Why do most of the workers leave their jobs and go back to school to further their studies? Is it because of technology that keeps on changing?

By Amena — On Mar 20, 2009

Please state some advantages and disadvantages of database management system.

By azie — On Jan 30, 2009

can you give me advantages and disadvantages of Database Management System?

can you give me functions. facilities and components of Database Management System?

EasyTechJunkie, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

EasyTechJunkie, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.