There’s a lot of confusion regarding the difference between an RDBMSs and a DBMS. I’ve even seen “RDBMS vs DBMS” forum posts where the accepted answer outlines the differences between RDBMSs and DBMSs, as though they were two distinct and different things.
However, this can be misleading.
The fact is, an RDBMS is a DBMS. But a DBMS is not always an RDBMS (but it often is).
So, is there a difference between an RDBMS and a DBMS or not? Is “RDBMS vs DBMS” the right way of looking at it, or is there more to it?
Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) produced by Oracle Corporation. It is one of the world’s most popular database management systems (DBMSs).
Oracle Database is often shortened to “Oracle” and sometimes “Oracle DB” or “Oracle RDBMS” (although it’s not the only product from Oracle Corporation).
Oracle Database runs on most major platforms, including Windows, UNIX, Linux and Mac OS.
PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). It is an open source system that is known for its close alignment with the SQL standard.
PostgreSQL is one of the world’s most popular database management systems (DBMS), and as of this writing, it is number 5 on the DB-Engines ranking list.
OODBMS stands for Object-Oriented Database Management System.
An object-oriented database management system (also known simply as an object database) is a DBMS where data is represented in the form of objects, as used in object-oriented programming.
In contrast to relational database management systems (RDBMSs), where data is stored in tables with rows and columns, an object-oriented database stores complex data and relationships between data directly, without mapping to relational rows and columns.
DBMS stands for Database Management System.
A database management system is an application that enables the creation and administration of databases. Database management system is a broad term that includes any system that performs that function.
The most common type of DBMS is an RDBMS (Relational Database Management System). RDBMSs allow you to create relational databases – databases that have multiple tables that contain related data.
RDBMS stands for Relational Database Management System.
An RDBMS is a particular type of DBMS that uses a relational model for its databases. An RDBMS therefore enables you to create relational databases.
Relational database management systems have become the most popular type of database system. Most major database management systems are relational. Popular examples include Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, FileMaker, PostgreSQL, and more below.