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A relational database management system (RDBMS)
is a database management system
A database management system is a software package with computer programs that control the creation, maintenance, and use of a database. It allows organizations to conveniently develop databases for various applications by database administrators and other specialists. A database is an integrated...
(DBMS) that is based on the relational model
The relational model for database management is a database model based on first-order predicate logic, first formulated and proposed in 1969 by Edgar F...
as introduced by E. F. Codd. Most popular databases currently in use are based on the relational database model.
A short definition of an RDBMS is: a DBMS in which data is stored in tables and the relationships among the data are also stored in tables. The data can be accessed or reassembled in many different ways without having to change the table forms.
- Database Debunkings - by Fabian Pascal
Fabian Pascal is a consultant to large software vendors such as IBM, Oracle Corporation, and Borland, but is better known as an author and seminar speaker. Born in Romania, Pascal lives in the San Francisco, CA area of the US, and works in association with Christopher J...
. Critical point of view that argues that it is important that the predicate relational should be reserved for those database systems that are fully faithful to the relational model.
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