Gartner Research

The Cost Optimization Reality of DBMS Consolidation

Published: 31 March 2009

ID: G00166852

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg


Many organizations believe that reducing the number of supported disparate database management system platforms will reduce costs. Although there are cost savings to be had from DBMS migrations, the time frame for realizing the savings is longer than expected and desired.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Cost Reduction of DBMS Migration Comes Primarily from Software Costs
  • Purchased Applications versus Internally Developed Applications
    • Migration Tools
  • Cost Optimization Involving Technical Staff
  • Bottom Line

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