A database is a set of data that is stored in a structured format, designed for multiple users to access. The database is designed to handle a wide variety of data. Data management requires both the concept of the information storage system and the provision of data manipulation mechanisms. Examples of a database include a telephone record, a library collection of cards etc.
Applications of DBMS
|Sector||Use of DBMS|
|Banking||For customer information, account activities, payments, deposits, loans, etc.|
|Airlines||For reservations and schedule information.|
|Universities||For student information, course registrations, colleges and grades.|
|Telecommunication||It helps to keep call records, monthly bills, maintaining balances, etc.|
|Finance||For storing information about stock, sales, and purchases of financial instruments like stocks and bonds.|
|Sales||Use for storing customer, product & sales information.|
|Manufacturing||It is used for the management of supply chain and for tracking production of items. Inventories status in warehouses.|
|HR Management||For information about employees, salaries, payroll, deduction, generation of paychecks, etc.|
Followings are the uses of database application software:
- It provides nice Query Flexibility .
- It provides for mass storage of data.
- It solves inconsistency problems means data integrity.
- Database-level data protection features, record level, etc ..
- Makes data independent of application programs.
- It gives quick responses to user request for data.
- It allows updating large volume of data at same time.