Difference Between DBMS and RDBMS

69 | 13 March 2021 15:35 | Database | Ditulis oleh Arif Zulfikar Pelian

When developing a website that is dynamic in nature it is almost certain that you will need a database, regardless of what database is used we must understand what is Databases, DBMS and RDBMS.

What is Database?

There are many literal definitions of databases and ordinary people can understand that a database is a data storage place. A database is a data storage place from a collection of information in a computer that is collected systematically so that it can be processed by a computer program that can produce data for a specific purpose.

The processed results generated from the database can usually be used to make important decisions for a company, the database can also be used to store the history data of a company and many more functions.

What is DBMS?

A database is a collection of databases and the numbers must be overwhelming and confusing, because of this the modern database management concept emerged. In today's era, there are many DBMSs that make it easy for users to manage their databases. DBMS is a software tool that is used by users to create, manipulate, control and access their databases quickly and efficiently.

There are so many DBMSs that are popularly used in the world today ranging from open source, free, to paid licenses. Some of the famous DBMS, among others.

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Teradata
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL

Apart from those we mentioned above, there are many more DBMSs that can be used to manage your database.

What is RDBMS?

Many are confused when asked what RDBMS is, RDBMS (Relationship Database Management System) is a DBMS that supports relationships between tables. MySQL is one of the most popular RDBMS used around the world because apart from being free, MySQL is also stable and has quite complete features.

A database consists of many tables and these tables consist of many fields which are columns. The contents of each row of this table are data. Meanwhile, to make data connected and integrated, one table with another table must have a relationship with one another. Each table has a primary key, then this primary key is associated with the second table and becomes a foreign key in this second table.

With a concept like this the data will be connected to each other and is called relational, because the data in one table is connected to another table.

Various kinds of relations in the database, among others.

  • One-to-One
  • One-to-Many
  • Many-to-Many

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