In this section you will find the different types of database management systems (relational, hierarchical, network, object-oriented). Also presented here are programs for reporting, solutions for data transfer between SQL databases, tool for data integration, data migration and data analysis.
A database management system (DBMS) is software with which users can enter data into or read data from a database. The database management system (the system for managing data) forms the database system together with the actual database (the database base). Data is queried and managed using a database language such as SQL (Structured Query Language).
The most widely used software is for relational databases (RDBMS - Relational Database Management System). This has prevailed in the operational environment over hierarchical and network databases. MySQL, for example, is one of these RDBMS. Hierarchical databases are suitable for processing bills of materials, for example. Network databases are used to map and process network-like structures (e.g. Internet Grid).