Database Software & Management Systems
What is database software?
The notion of database software encompasses a wide range of programs. The purpose of database software is to create and manage databases as well as to safely store, easily manipulate, retrieve, and process the data contained within. If we talk enterprise use, we can add a layer of more complex tasks, for example, integration with corporate ecosystems, seamless collaboration, security management, data analysis and reporting.
Do not confuse database software with database management systems (DBMS), though. To avoid long definitions, let's say that the latter is an intermediary between databases and client database programs, through which end users are able to manipulate data.