RDBMS stands for relational database management system. A relational database has following major components:
Table, Record / Tuple, Field & Column /Attribute.
A table is a collection of data represented in rows and columns.
For e.g. following table stores the information of students.
Records / Tuple:
Each row of a table is known as record or it is also known as tuple.
The table has fields: like Student_Id, Student_Name, Student_Addr & Student_Age.
Column / Attribute:
Each attribute and its values are known as attributes in a database.