Sunday, September 7, 2008

CSC As I See It 005

(A) Identify at least 10 DBMS software with corresponding developer:
1. Microsoft Acess-Microsoft
2. SQLite- Richard Hipp
3. Firebird-Firebird Project
4. MySQL-Sun Microsystems
5. DB2-IBM
10.File Maker

(B) Choose one and briefly detail;how does this DBMS handle and/or accommodate data input?

FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform database application from FileMaker Inc. (a subsidiary of Apple Inc.), known for its combination of power and ease of use. It is also noted for the integration of the database engine with its GUI-based interface, which allows users to modify the database by dragging new elements into the layouts/screens/forms that provide the user interface. This results in a "quasi-object" development environment of a kind that is still largely unique in the "industrial strength" database world.FileMaker was one of a handful of database applications released for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980s.FileMaker has compatible versions for both the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems and can be networked simultaneously to a mixed Windows and Mac OS X user base. FileMaker is also scalable, being offered in desktop, server, web-delivery and mobile configurations.

(C) Discuss: what other things can a DBMS software do with data.
DBMS is a complex set of software programs that controls the organization, storage, management, and retrieval of data in a database. DBMS are categorized according to their data structures or types, some time DBMS is also known as Data base Manager. It is a set of prewritten programs that are used to store, update and retrieve a Database. It is used to manage and organize database based on a variety of datamodels.

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