There are following differences between DBMS and File system:
|DBMS is a collection of data. In DBMS, the user is not required to write the procedures.
||File system is a collection of data. In this system, the user has to write the procedures for managing the database.|
|DBMS gives an abstract view of data that hides the details.
||File system provides the detail of the data representation and storage of data.|
|DBMS provides a crash recovery mechanism, i.e., DBMS protects the user from the system failure.
||File system doesn't have a crash mechanism, i.e., if the system crashes while entering some data, then the content of the file will lost.|
|DBMS provides a good protection mechanism.
||It is very difficult to protect a file under the file system.|
|DBMS contains a wide variety of sophisticated techniques to store and retrieve the data.
||File system can't efficiently store and retrieve the data.|
|DBMS takes care of Concurrent access of data using some form of locking.
||In the File system, concurrent access has many problems like redirecting the file while other deleting some information or updating some information|