Before moving on to maters of finding out how something works, we first need to indulge our curiosity and learn the purpose of the analyzed subject. Being that the topic here is database management, the first step is to learn what they are exactly. Database management or DMBS is an application that interacts with users, the database itself, and other applications to monitor, capture or analyze the data. It’s being used for personal, social or business purposes to share ideas and information in general. Now that we’ve covered the basics let’s find out about the difference in database management.
Object Oriented and Relational Databases
The main difference between these two systems of database managing is that the way they access and process information. In relational database managing system data is transferred in a relational way. This means that each access control table that stores data has a key field that identifies a row. In both network and hierarchical database accessing information is performed differently. Relational database connects data tables with rows to transfer information.
In object oriented database management we have an entirely different approach where the information is represented in objects. If you are familiar with object-oriented programming, you’ll recognize the pattern. The main difference between object oriented database management system and a relation model is their approach on a digital transcript of information and the programming language. When data is stored in an object-oriented database system, it is in the form of an object. Each object consists of two elements where one is a piece of data (sound, text, video, etc.) and another is instruction for software. The instruction determines how the information will be transferred to another data file and the piece of data regulated where a specific type of this information will be heading to. In this complex system of managing data, it’s not enough to simply know a specific language but to understand commands as well.