In a database management system (DBMS), a database object is a named entity that represents a specific structure or function within the database. Examples of database objects include tables, views, indexes, stored procedures, triggers, and constraints.
Each type of database object has a specific purpose and function within the database. Tables, for example, are used to store data in a structured format, while views are virtual tables that provide a customized view of data from one or more tables. Indexes are used to optimize the performance of data retrieval, and stored procedures and triggers are used to automate specific tasks or enforce business rules.