Gartner Research

The State of Open-Source RDBMSs, 2015

Published: 21 April 2015

ID: G00273643

Analyst(s): Merv Adrian , Donald Feinberg

Summary

Open-source relational DBMSs have matured significantly and can be used to replace commercial RDBMSs at a considerable TCO saving. Information leaders, DBAs and application development management can now consider them as a standard choice for deploying applications.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Open-source RDBMSs have matured and today can be considered by information leaders, DBAs and application development management as a standard infrastructure choice for a large majority of new enterprise applications
  • An increasing proportion of third-party and in-house applications can be used on open-source RDBMSs, meaning DBAs and application development management can now use them to replace existing internal commercial RDBMSs
  • Information leaders who opt for an OSDBMS licensing model can benefit from much lower costs than using a commercial model, even with today's hosted cloud and dbPaaS offerings

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