Gartner Research

Match Use Cases and Capabilities for Operational DBMSs

Published: 10 August 2015

ID: G00279853

Analyst(s): Merv Adrian , Nick Heudecker , Donald Feinberg


Operational DBMS platforms should match the use case required. Information management professionals responsible for delivering and supporting applications can improve performance by choosing correctly.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Varied use cases — traditional transactions, distributed variable data, lightweight events and observations, and HTAP — require information management professionals to choose different architectural stacks to optimize cost-effective delivery
    • Traditional Transactions
    • Distributed Variable Data
    • Lightweight Events and Observations
    • Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing
  • Traditional and emerging data management solutions have widely varying feature sets and skill requirements that can dramatically reduce costs and risks if the DBMS is chosen carefully by information management professionals
  • Information management professionals are confronted with emerging cloud-based alternatives, licensing models and open-source DBMS offers for the chosen products to maximize investment benefits

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