DBMS is a Database Management System. Microsoft SQL Server is one (and very good it is, too), Oracle, IBM DB2, Sybase, MySQL are all DBMSs.
DBMSs store data in things called tables like a grid, although they are not spreadsheets. They allow you to query data, store data and manipulate data. All posts in this forum are stored in a MySQL database in a table called Posts (probably). Each table will have a number of columns and each column will describe an aspect of the thing you're storing. ie. Post table might have columns such as MessageText, Smilies, Title, etc
They do not:
Present data - browsers and applications do this.
Last edited by keymoo; 01-10-2002 at 04:48 PM.