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What do you mean by DBMS? What are its different types?

A Database Management System (DBMS) is a software application that interacts with the user, applications and the database itself to capture and analyze data. The data stored in the database can be modified, retrieved and deleted, and can be of any type like strings, numbers, images etc.

There are mainly 4 types of DBMS, which are Hierarchical, Relational, Network, and Object-Oriented DBMS.

Hierarchical DBMS: As the name suggests, this type of DBMS has a style of predecessor-successor type of relationship. So, it has a structure similar to that of a tree, wherein the nodes represent records and the branches of the tree represent fields.
Relational DBMS (RDBMS): This type of DBMS, uses a structure that allows the users to identify and access data in relation to another piece of data in the database.
Network DBMS: This type of DBMS supports many to many relations wherein multiple member records can be linked.
Object-oriented DBMS: This type of DBMS uses small individual software called objects. Each object contains a piece of data and the instructions for the actions to be done with the data.