DBMS vs FPS ( File Processing System)
Because programs and data are independent, programs don’t have to be modified when types of unrelated data are added to or deleted from database or when physical storage changes.
Fast Response to Information Requests
Because data are integrated into single database, complex requests can be handled much more rapidly then if the data were located in separate, non-integrated files.( Faster response means better service to user )
Database software allows data to be accessed in a variety of ways & often, by using several programming languages.
Lower User Training Cost
Users often find it easier to learn such systems & training costs may be reduced. Also, the total time taken to process request may be shorter, which would increase productivity.
All occurrences of data need to be stored once thereby eliminating the storage of redundant data. System developer & database designers often use data normalization to minimize database data redundancy.
File format of file system could cause interface headaches & inefficiencies.
Up-to-Date information to all users at same time
- Reduced application developed time
- Shared & accessed data easily on easily on any system anywhere