What Is an Enterprise DBMS?

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An enterprise database management system (DBMS) is a system used by companies to manage databases. It helps a company increase efficiency and is useful for companies with a large number of computer users needing access to information.

An enterprise database management system (DBMS) is a system used by companies to manage databases. It helps a company increase efficiency and is useful for companies with a large number of computer users needing access to information.

Purpose

Enterprises use DBMSs to plan and standardize their practices to increase overall efficiency in the company. They also help enterprises lower their costs. Databases must be managed efficiently and thoroughly to promote effectiveness in an organization.

Details

There are four main types of DBMSs, each offering different purposes and architectures. These four are: enterprise, departmental, personal and mobile. Companies must carefully have a DBMS built for their unique needs. If it is not, the architecture of the DBMS causes downtime, unstable applications and poor performance.

 

Features

An enterprise DBMS is specifically built to allow a large number of users, a huge database and to integrate and run multiple types of software applications. Enterprise DBMSs offer many features including a multiprocess support, parallel query support and clustering features.

 

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