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Five Data Persistence Dilemmas That Will Keep CIOs Up at Night

Published: 24 June 2015

ID: G00276255

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker , Adam Ronthal


New information management technologies promise faster application development and easier scaling, but they also compromise traditional information management practices. Information leaders and architects must understand these compromises and when to make them in order to achieve business goals.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The convergence of transaction and analytic database systems in hybrid transaction/analytical processing (HTAP) systems that use in-memory processing reduces the need for separate dedicated environments and shortens the time to value for new data, but it requires IT Leaders to make process compromises and changes to applications to maximize ROI
    • The Single-Database Dilemma
    • The HTAP Adoption Dilemma
  • NoSQL DBMSs compromise a priori data models and strong levels of consistency to offer IT leaders high-throughput operations and scale-out architectures
    • The Consistency Dilemma
    • The Schema Dilemma
  • Agile deployment approaches like cloud computing will present new opportunities that IT leaders and line-of-business heads must seize
    • The Cloud Dilemma

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