Gartner Research

Q&A on Database Management Systems Selection and Deployment

Published: 25 July 2008

ID: G00159729

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg


The economy in 2008 has everyone asking about IT cost optimization. We address three questions from clients about database management system selection and deployment that also have implications for cost savings.

Table Of Contents
  • Can Microsoft SQL Server Scale for Large, High-Volume, Mission-Critical Applications?
  • With All the Market Hype About Column-Store DBMS Engines, What Are They Best Used for and What Does the Future Hold?
  • As Database Sizes Grow, Should Archiving Be Used to Reduce the Database Size? Are There Advantages to Archiving Other Than Size Reduction?

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