Advantages and Disadvantages of Flat Database File System

Although flat file database system is the legacy database concept but you are amaze to know its still used in some modern system include Microsoft Windows and Linux for storing of system configuration. Let explore the flat database system advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages

Easy to understand.

Easy to implement.

Less hardware and software requirements.

Less Skills set are required to hand flat database systems.

Best for small databases.

Disadvantages

Less security easy to extract information.

Data Inconsistency

Redundancy

Sharing of information is cumbersome task

Slow for huge database

Searching process is time consuming

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