There are many ways to store your data, so what are the advantages of using a Database Management System (DBMS) like SparkleDB?
A DBMS provides an abstract view of data in such a manner that applications are independent from how the data is physically stored.
Efficient data access
A DBMS has advantageous techniques that leverages I/O throughput.
Data integrity and security
A DBMS enforces integrity constraints on the data, thus preventing erroneous data. Also, a DBMS enforces access controls that govern what data is visible to a user, role, or group of users.
Centralized administration enables experienced DBMS administrators to manage data, tune the DBMS in accordance to its usage, and minimize data redundancy.
Concurrent access and crash recovery
A DBMS enables concurrent accesses to data, thus two concurrent actions will not influence each other. Further, the DBMS has built-in fault tolerance and fault isolation that prevent further propagation of eventual failures or erroneous data.