How They Are Used: A Look Across DBMSs

How They Are Used: A Look Across DBMSs

This IDC Perspective examines the range of database usages, and their corresponding database models, providing detailed examination of both, together with example vendors and products. It offers insight into the process of selecting DBMSs based on purpose, deployment, and operational combinations and provides guidance meant to engage all relevant stakeholders in the process."There is such a wide variety of database management systems available, based on a range of data management technologies, it is difficult to choose the right one for a given project and, even more challenging, to choose one that may anchor a range of different applications," says Carl Olofson, research vice president for Data Management Software research at IDC. "Careful consideration at the earliest stages can result in savings of money and time and can avoid frustration. There is no one-size-fits-all solution here."

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Considering the Dimensions
Analytic Versus Transactional
Background Versus Foreground
Interactive Versus Batch Versus Real Time
Single Project Analytics Versus Long-Running Enterprise Analytics
Flexible Versus Formal
Shared Versus Single Application Data
Very Large Versus Average Size
Many Concurrent Users Versus Few
How Various Types of DBMS Are Used
Multi-Model DBMS
Advice for the Technology Buyer
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