In this article, you’ll learn about the difference between DBMS and File Systems.
Difference between DBMS and File system are
|DBMS is a collection of data. In DBMS, the user is not required to write the procedures.
|File system is a collection of data. In this system, the user has to write the procedures for managing the database.
|DBMS gives an abstract view of data that hides the details.
|File system provides the detail of the data representation and storage of data.
|DBMS provides a crash recovery mechanism, i.e., DBMS protects the user from the system failure.
|File system doesn’t have a crash mechanism, i.e., if the system crashes while entering some data, then the content of the file will lost.
|DBMS provides a good protection mechanism.
|It is very difficult to protect a file under the file system.
|DBMS contains a wide variety of sophisticated techniques to store and retrieve the data.
|File system can’t efficiently store and retrieve the data.
|DBMS takes care of Concurrent access of data using some form of locking.
|In the File system, concurrent access has many problems like redirecting the file while other deleting some information or updating some information.