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When to Use New RDBMS Offerings in a Dynamic Data Environment

Published: 18 November 2015

ID: G00279241

Analyst(s): Adam Ronthal


As emerging RDBMS vendors expand capabilities, incumbent DBMS solutions are no longer the automatic choice for new initiatives. Information leaders must evaluate and understand the new capabilities and alternatives offered in the market in order to select appropriate solutions.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Emerging RDBMS vendors are pushing the boundaries of scalability, distributed processing, and hybrid on-premises and cloud deployments, offering new functionality and capabilities for information leaders
  • Incumbent vendors are no longer the automatic choice of information leaders for new projects requiring RDBMSs, forcing these vendors to respond
  • Incumbent vendors are responding to the threat by re-evaluating their value propositions in light of the new choices, which should be considered by information leaders to improve current operations

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