- What is a DBMS?
Database Management Systems have been used since computers were used in many businesses in the 60s. The first databases were extremely simplistic in comparison to the amazingly complex systems that are in place today but they had the same underlying framework and became the basis the high powered operations necessary today.
- DBMS main characteristics
One of the advantages of using a DBMS is that it reduces the risk of human error and can even be programmed so that human error is virtually impossible if some interaction between the DBMS and humans are necessary.
A DBMS can automatically back up work so that is can never be lost, corrupted or destroyed. This is a particularly useful feature for businesses that are storing extremely important data within the database that can have massive effects on the rest of the company. A DBMS can also be programmed so that files can either be easily shared if this is an option that is wanted or the opposite could be done and extreme security settings could be applied to the database so that no one else could ever gain access.