The main difference between the single-user and multi-user system are single-user system supports a maximum of one user to access the database but multi-user system supports a minimum of 2 users to access the database simultaneously.
Below we have written various comparison for your better understanding.
|Single-user database system||Multi-user database system|
|It supports a maximum of one user to access the database.||It supports a minimum of 2 users to access the database simultaneously.|
|All the resources are always present for the user to access.||Resources are distributed in various systems.|
|It uses both the physical and application layer of the database.||It uses only the application layer.|
|Only one system for the user to work is available.||The database is distributed on multiple devices and using the mainframe the multiple devices are connected together.|
|Examples: Personal computers, Microsoft Access, etc.||Examples: Bank database, library management database, Stock exchange, etc|
|The data is neither integrated nor shared among any other user.||The data are integrated and shared|
|It is less costly||It is costly|
|It is simple to use and add new features||It is slightly complex as compared to the single-user database system.|
|It is not very secure and highly vulnerable||It is secure and less vulnerable|
|Keeping records of every customer and tracking them is difficult in this system||Keeping records of every customer and tracking them is easy in this system|