Gartner Research

State of the Open-Source DBMS Market, 2018

Published: 28 February 2018

ID: G00301457

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Merv Adrian


Open-source DBMS growth continues as products and vendors mature and expand their reach. Data and analytics leaders, including database administrators and application developers, should evaluate OSDBMS-based alternatives for ongoing and new data management initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use an OSDBMS to Assess New DBMS Technologies and Platforms
  • Use Available Utilities for Preliminary Impact Analysis of Migration to an OSDBMS
  • Model and Consider All Costs
  • Adopt Formal Policies for Assessing and Approving Adoption of an OSDBMS
  • Sample Pricing Scenario
    • A Cost Comparison of Commercial Versus Open-Source RDBMSs

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