What is a database management system (DBMS)?

A database management system is an online structure inside a software tool that stores data. It lets users access and interact with data in the database. A DBA can use the database without interfering with other users’ work in the same data, which maintains data integrity.  A database health assessment can help your business optimize whatever DBMS you use. 

What Is Inside of A Database Management System? 

Databases: logical groupings of data, both relational and nonrelational

Tables: in relational data, tables are used to organize information

Indexes: an ordered set of pointers to rows of a table, helps retrieve data

Keys: One or more table columns with a unique value

What Are The Different Types of Databases?

Relational Databases

  • In this database, every piece of information has a relationship with every other piece of information. Every data value also has a unique identity and follows a key. 

Nonrelational Databases 

  • Also called a NoSQL database, this database doesn’t require any relationships or tables. There is high scalability and availability. 

Hierarchical Databases

  • This database follows the progression of data being categorized in ranks or levels. The commonality, or common point of linkage, is the highest rank, and other data entities show up lower. 

Objects Databases 

  • Information stored in a database is capable of being represented as an object which responds as an instance of the database model. The object can be referenced and called without any difficulty.

What Is Query Language?

A query language is what the user needs to interact with a database. A DBMS supports one or multiple query languages, whether the database is relational or nonrelational. The following are more specific query languages:

  1. Data Definition Language (DDL) –  used to define database schemas or modify the structure of database objects.
  2. Data Manipulation Language (DML) –  directly deal with the data in the database. 
  3. Data Control Language (DCL) – deals with the permissions and other access controls of the database.
  4. Transaction Control Language (TCL) – deals with internal database transactions.

What Can You Do In A Database Management system?

  • Configuring authentication and authorization
  • Providing data backups and snapshots
  • Performance tuning
  • Data recovery

What Are The Advantages of A Database Management System?

  1. Increased data security
  2. Simple and effective data sharing
  3. Data integration
  4. Backup and recovery
  5. Uniform management and monitoring

What Is a Solvaria Health Assessment?

Solvaria provides a detailed analysis of the health and performance of your servers to establish a baseline for addressing any potential performance issues. This customized process delivers a detailed picture of outstanding issues, pointing the database administration team toward solutions that will address those problems.