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Database Software

Definition - What does Database Software mean?

Database software is a software program or utility used for creating, editing and maintaining database files and records. This type of software allows users to store data in the form of structured fields, tables and columns, which can then be retrieved directly and/or through programmatic access.

Database software is also known as database management software (DBMS), although these terms are not exact synonyms.

Techopedia explains Database Software

Database software is primarily used to store and manage data/databases, typically in a structured format. It generally provides a graphical interface that allows users to create, edit and manage data fields and records in a tabular or organized form. The data/database stored using this software can be retrieved in a raw or report based format.

Although database software is similar to database management software (DBMS), most database software lacks native language support, such as SQL, MySQL or any other database querying language. For example, MS Access software allows users to create, manage and query a database using its GUI controls and features, without having to write programming queries.

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