It might be time for a new database.
Growing data volumes, real-time analytics, and digital initiatives are driving the need for more modern data architectures and platforms.
As a result, many businesses are moving away from proprietary database software running on centralized servers in their own data centers and shifting to a newer generation of cloud databases that scale automatically and are much easier to deploy and manage.
These new databases are often based on open-source software, and in fact, as of January 2021, open-source databases surpassed commercial databases in popularity.1
So how should you choose your new open-source database? It pays to ask some critical questions such as:
- what are my data characteristics?
- how easy — or hard — will data migration be?
- what capabilities do I need?
- which database would fit well with my existing IT infrastructure?
For more insights, including benefits and potential risks of open-source databases, download the eBook.