A database management system (DBMS) is a software package designed to store, retrieve, query, and manage data. User interfaces (UIs) allow data to be created, read, updated, and deleted by authorized entities.
Database management systems are important because they provide programmers, database administrators, and end users with a centralized view of data and free applications and end users from having to understand where data is physically located. APIs (application program interfaces) handle requests and responses for specific types of data over the internet.
Relational and non-relational DBMS components delivered over the internet may be referred to as DBaaS (database as a service) in marketing materials. According to the research firm Gartner, database management systems designed to support distributed data in the cloud currently account for half of the total DBMS market.
Well-known Database Management includes:
Access – a lightweight relational database management system included in Microsoft Office and Office 365.
Amazon RDS – a native cloud that offers engines for managing MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora databases.
Apache Cassandra – an open-source distributed database management system known for being able to handle massive amounts of data.
Filemaker – a low-code/no-code relational.
MySQL – an open-source relational database management system owned by Oracle.
MariaDB – an open-source fork of MySQL.
Oracle – a proprietary relational database management system optimized for hybrid cloud architectures.
SQL Server – an enterprise-level relational database management system from Microsoft that is capable of handling extremely large volumes of data and database queries.