By: Tim DelChiaro
Abstract: Asking the right questions the next time you need to select a database platform can help avoid costly migrations down the road
Customers and ISVs can sometimes find themselves in the unenviable position of having to migrate an application from one DBMS platform to another. The reasons for migrations vary: scaling issues; new requirements; increased security needs, rising costs or platform deprecation. Three DBMS vendors in the market place control 85% of the business. So it should be easy to pick the right database to use, right? Not so fast! While the big three deliver excellent DMBS servers that can handle a wide array of applications, they are not right for every application. Even when IT shops expose a single platform policy, they typically run multiple database platforms. And there are more choices in DBMS servers than ever before, including fit-for-purpose platforms for business intelligence, search, real-time applications, and embedding. With so many offerings, how do you go about making the right choice of which product to use?
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