State of the Open-Source DBMS Market, 2018

Published: 28 February 2018 ID: G00301457

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Open-source DBMS growth continues as products and vendors mature and expand their reach. Data and analytics leaders, including database administrators and application developers, should evaluate OSDBMS-based alternatives for ongoing and new data management initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Use an OSDBMS to Assess New DBMS Technologies and Platforms
    • Use Available Utilities for Preliminary Impact Analysis of Migration to an OSDBMS
    • Model and Consider All Costs
    • Adopt Formal Policies for Assessing and Approving Adoption of an OSDBMS
    • Sample Pricing Scenario
      • A Cost Comparison of Commercial Versus Open-Source RDBMSs
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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