Well, here we are ready with the yet another series for our readers. This going to be our Ultimate Difference Series where we will compare two similar but totally different terminologies with each other. So, in this post, we will compare the file system and DBMS with each other.
File management system or commonly known as a file system is an old, but still, an effective way to organize the data files on your system. On the opposite side, when we are talking about the security and appropriate management of the files in the data on the bases oh constraints, then it is referred to the Database management system aka DBMS.
What are they?
So, if you see both the terms are related to the data management which makes them similar, but the methods used in both terms to manage data are polar apart. Thus, it is a pure topic of our study.
The file system is a traditional method of storing and organizing the data which makes it easy to access. Earlier, folks use to maintain the record books or register to record the data files, but it is quite complicated to make alterations in this system. So, when the computers come, then the drives where use to record the data files.
Basically, in the file system data is stored in the isolate form so that each file has its own property table and physical location on the system. It is easier to locate files like images, text, etc., but there is security is less because only options available to these files are the options given by the operating system such as locks, hidden files, and sharing.
So, here Database management system can become a highly effective way to store data files as a high level of security is maintained in it. DBMS stores data in the shape of interlaced tables and files. Which consists of DBMS providers that are used to store and alter the data.
Overall, the database management system is a logical and significant way to store the data. As the data redundancy has been minimized in it. And, the security of data is optimized using the passwords, encryption/decryption, and other systems.
Difference Between File System & Database Management System
• Data redundancy.
• Data inconsistency.
• Physical location.
So, folks that were our wrap of this series first post, but don’t worry just like this hardcore difference we will be soon back with the other difference. Meanwhile, enjoy this article and appreciate it.