Gartner Research

The Rise of Polyglot Persistence Demands Your Consideration

Published: 05 January 2015

ID: G00270446

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Nick Heudecker , Lakshmi Randall

Summary

The number of use cases requiring polyglot persistence in order to make critical and timely decisions is rising. CIOs and information management leaders must assess the need to use polyglot persistence for effective support.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • A DBMS solution based on a single persistence type is ineffective at supporting business use cases that require the convergence of multiple data formats (such as tabular, textual, graph, temporal, JSON and XML) for analysis, so CIOs and IM leaders need to assess the value of polyglot persistence
  • The rise of polyglot persistence requires CIOs and IM leaders to evaluate new approaches to data consistency across multiple persistence types, optimized data access to multiple persistence types, and integration of data across multiple persistence types
  • Enterprises generally lack the skills to manage, and perform development on, data stores of different data storage types — a shortcoming that CIOs and IM leaders must remedy

Use Case

  • Polyglot Persistence Use Case: Integrated Farming System

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