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Emerging Technology Trends Create Opportunities for DBMS Cost Optimization

Published: 21 April 2016

ID: G00303849

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Adam Ronthal


DBMS cost optimization is a powerful tool for IT leaders, especially chief data officers and CTOs, desiring to reduce costs in times of economic austerity and leverage the freed resources to address the transformation to a digital business.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Rationalization of the DBMS portfolio creates opportunities for IT leaders to replace existing (older) DBMS technology, consolidate their growing DBMS landscape and reduce the number of disparate DBMSs
  • Open-source DBMSs have matured — offering a growing set of choices to IT leaders seeking cost optimization, and the capability to support mission-critical applications
  • Cloud and "as a service" approaches have introduced new flexibility in financial models, creating cost-optimization opportunities for IT leaders across a range of use cases

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