DBMS – Data Base Management System

DBMS is a software for creating and managing databases. It provides users with a systematic way to create, retrieve, update and manage data.

A user who uses DBMS to interact with the database need not concern about how and where the data is stored. DBMS will take care of it.

Uses of DBMS

Basically the only use of DBMS is as the name says to manage a database system. Wherever and in whatever application you need to manage a database, you uses a DBMS. One case scenario of how DBMS is used are:

Banking: Banks store customer data, trabsaction data and all other kind of data for which they need to use a database and a DBMS to access that database. Whenever a bank employ or a bank customer uses bank website to access this data, request if passed to server and DBMS is used to retrieve the required data from the database

Telecommunications: For keeping records of calls made, generating monthly bills, maintaining balances on prepaid calling cards and storing information about the communication networks.

Manufacturing: For management of supply chain and for tracking production of items in factories, inventories of items in warehouses/stores and orders for items.

Web based services: Almost all non static websites and web services uses a database and they also need a DBMS to access this database and data.

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