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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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1.5. Database System

A database system, also called database management system (DBMS), is a generalized software system for manipulating databases. It is basically a computerized record-keeping system; which it stores information and allows users to add, delete, change, retrieve and update that information on demand. It provides for simultaneous use of a database by multiple users and tool for accessing and manipulating the data in the database. DBMS is also a collection of programs that enables users to create and maintain database. It is a general-purpose software system that facilitates the process of defining (specifying the data types, structures and constraints), constructing (process of storing data on storage media) and manipulating ...

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