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What is the Difference between DBMS and RDBMS?

Discussion in 'Database' started by shabbir, May 17, 2005.

  1. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    A DBMS has to be persistent, that is it should be accessible when the program created the data ceases to exist or even the application that created the data restarted. A DBMS also has to provide some uniform methods independent of a specific application for accessing the information that is stored.

    RDBMS is a Relational Data Base Management System Relational DBMS. This adds the additional condition that the system supports a tabular structure for the data, with enforced relationships between the tables. This excludes the databases that don't support a tabular structure or don't enforce relationships between tables.

    Many DBA's think that RDBMS is a Client Server Database system but thats not the case with RDBMS.

    Yes you can say DBMS does not impose any constraints or security with regard to data manipulation it is user or the programmer responsibility to ensure the ACID PROPERTY of the database whereas the rdbms is more with this regard bcz rdbms define the integrity constraint for the purpose of holding ACID PROPERTY.

    I have found many answers on many websites saying that
    DBMS are for smaller organizations with small amount of data, where security of the data is not of major concern and RDBMS are designed to take care of large amounts of data and also the security of this data.​

    and this is completely wrong by definition of RDBMS and DBMS

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    coderzone Super Moderator

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    I also found the same and I think the difference that you have mentioned is the genuine ones.
     
  3. eddiecraig

    eddiecraig New Member

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    hi shabbir,
    thanks for explaining about the differnce between dbms and rdbms...
     
  4. eddiecraig

    eddiecraig New Member

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    hi shabbir,
    thanks for explaining about the differnce between dbms and rdbms...
     
  5. ahabeebur

    ahabeebur Banned

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    hi shabbir,

    TnX ,,, :)
     
  6. micman

    micman New Member

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    short and clear!
     
  7. sachinsasneh

    sachinsasneh New Member

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    thanks for given in simple and short language..
     
  8. seangtz

    seangtz New Member

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    Thx for sharing useful information.
     
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    XXxxImmortalxxXX New Member

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    thanks for the info mate
     
  10. VasanPonnusamy

    VasanPonnusamy New Member

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    Thanks a lot..
    Vasan Ponnusamy
     
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    stylishkishore New Member

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    actually i didnt understood what shabbir is saying..i mean..i understood the difference..but i didnt understood the last point..that is according to definition it is wrong..

    can anybody clearley explain it..
     
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    satyupjum New Member

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    Hello

    [FONT=&quot]Excellent ! I like it very much


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    The major differences between DBMS and RDBMS are: DBMS is mainly a storage area and it does not employ any tables for storing the data or does not use any special function keys or foreign keys for the retreival of the data. RDBMS has the major difference of solving the queries easily as they are stored in table format and use many functional keys in solving the queries. They follow the Codd's rule..
     
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    DBMS stands for Data Base Management System.
    It shows how to insert,update or delete the records.

    While RDBMS stands for Relational Database Management System.
    It shows the relation between the tables.
    In RDBMS it follows the ACID property
    A: Automation
    C: Concurrent
    I: Integration
    D: Durability
     
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    A database can not be distributed but RDBMS can be distributed.............
     
  16. Jeff Moden

    Jeff Moden New Member

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    I'd be very interested in where the definitions you suggest for DBMS and RDBMS came from. Do you have any citations to support what you have written?

    Although I very much appreciate such citations from any who may read this, I'm particularly interested in a response from the author who has been conspicuously absent in the comments.

    --Jeff Moden
     
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    Jeff Moden New Member

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    Please and by all means... share those citations with the rest of us.
     
  18. Jeff Moden

    Jeff Moden New Member

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    Shabbir,

    Some very powerful definitions about what a DBMS and an RDBMS are have been made in your article and they have made without citation. Since it's highly unlikely that you're the inventor or either term, citations are important. I think your definitions are likely correct definitions and I'd really like to cite your article in some of my own reasearch, but without such citations from you to support this article, they amount to nothing more than hear-say and conjecture.

    Is there any change that you could post such citations? Thanks.

    --Jeff Moden
     
  19. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Jeff, I have not tried to define here anything but I am trying to explain the terms which is defined in a very simple and lucid terms so that very novice users can understand it.

    Regarding the wrong definition you can search sites like answers.com and such others and you will see what I meant.
     
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    thank you for this topic:p
     

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