RDBMS Properties


  • A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a collection of programs and its capabilities that enable user (IT teams and others) to interact with a relational database.
  • A “database management system” supports the development, administration and use of database platforms.
  • A RDBMS is a type of DBMS with a row-based table structure … means that connects related data elements and includes the functionalities that maintain the properties like : security, accuracy, integrity and consistency of the data.
  • Most commercial RDBMS use SQL (Structured Query Language) to access the database.
  • In general, databases store sets of data that can be queried by using such SQLs for use in other applications.
  • The most basic RDBMS functions are related to the CRUD cycle.
  • CRUD means create, read, update and delete operations, which collectively known as CRUD cycle.
  • They form the foundation of a well-organized system that promotes consistent treatment of data.

Relational Database properties:

  • An RDBMS is easily accessible using Structured Query Language (SQL) commands in them to manipulate data.
  • SQL is the ISO standard language for interacting with a RDBMS.
  • An RDBMS provides full data independence.
  • The organization of the data is independent of the applications that using it.
  • You do not need to specify the access routes of the data source/tables from where your SQL query is going to fetch data from.
  • Also You do not need to know how data is physically arranged in a database.
  • The basic unit of data storage in a relational database is called a table.
  • A table consists of Tuples/rows/records and each record have one or more number of columns used to store values.
  • For access purpose, the order of rows and columns is insignificant. You can control the access order as required.
  • When querying the database, you use conditional operations such as joins and restrictions.
  • A join combines data from separate database rows and A restriction limits the specific rows returned by a query.
  • An RDBMS enables data sharing between users. At the same time, you can ensure consistency of data across multiple tables by using integrity constraints. An RDBMS uses various types of data integrity constraints.
  • These types include
    • entity integrity constraint,
    • column integrity constraint,
    • referential integrity constraint,
    • user- defined constraints
  • The entity integrity constraint, ensures uniqueness of rows.
  • The column integrity ensures consistency of the type of data within a column.
  • The referential integrity ensures validity of foreign keys within a table or in between 2 separate tables and The user-defined constraints are used to enforce the specific business rules.
  • An RDBMS minimizes the redundancy of data.
  • This means that similar data is not repeated in multiple tables. Or if it repeated it should be minimal with specific purpose.

Features of SQL:

  • High Performance. means Performance of SQL query should be good.
  • High Availability. means zero down time of SQL and queried data / agreed level of operational performance
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Robust Transactional Support.
  • Functionally complete means functionaly complete by allowing the user defined system
  • Highly Secure.
  • Comprehensive Application Development. and it should be platform independent and Architecture independent.
  • Management Ease

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