What is an embedded database system?

The term “Embedded database” refers to a database system that is built into a software program by the application developer, and used by the application to store and manipulate data. It is invisible to the application’s end-user and requires little or no ongoing maintenance. Embedded database systems are found in everything from cell phones to tractors; fighter jets to home thermostats. An embedded database may or may not be connected to the internet.

An embedded database management system (DBMS) administers how the application defines, manipulates, and relays the data in a database to the end-user or other, connected, applications.


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