What Are Examples of Database Software?

Some examples of database software are Oracle, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, SAP and MySQL. Database software, also called a database management system or DBMS, is used to store, retrieve, add, delete and modify data.

Database software provides an interface for the users and the database. The interactions facilitated by DBMS include data definition and update, retrieval for reports or queries, and administration of data security and recovery. Some applications of DBMS include a computerized system for libraries, flight reservations, company bookkeeping, client profiling and store inventory. More DBMS applications are possible if the database administrators and systems analysts customize the DBMS to meet the needs of the end users.