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The OLTP DBMS Market Becomes the Operational DBMS Market

Published: 29 May 2013

ID: G00247980

Analyst(s): Merv Adrian , Donald Feinberg


Transactions have evolved to include support for interactions and observations, leading to the change from online transaction processing to the operational database management system market that chief technology officers and infrastructure leaders must embrace.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Hardware technology advances, such as in-memory and multicore processors, are driving innovations in the DBMS market that CTOs and their infrastructure leaders must understand and assess
  • Emerging alternative DBMSs introduce innovative functionality and architectures, for new classes of applications previously not possible, that infrastructure leaders need to experiment with
  • Dominant vendors continue to evolve and enhance their DBMS products in support of new classes of applications; infrastructure leaders must weigh up these offerings against those of new entrants, in line with emerging business goals

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