Gartner Research

Data Consistency Flaws Can Destroy the Value of Your Data

Published: 22 February 2017

ID: G00304174

Analyst(s): Rick Greenwald, Merv Adrian

Summary

Data consistency is critical when selecting a DBMS for some use cases, and the lack of guaranteed consistency can result in a loss of both data integrity and overall business value. Data and analytic leaders must use an appropriate level of data consistency to protect the business value of data.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Some DBMSs provide a circumscribed amount of data consistency, making them inappropriate for all use cases
  • Modern data usage can have different requirements for data consistency, and your particular use case may not need consistency across the full scope of the database

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