February 28, 2018 Comments Off on DB-Engines.com: A very helpful database technology comparison site
I’ve been working with all sorts of databases for a really long time, and I’ve never seen the industry as dynamic and diverse as it is right now. Unfortunately, if you’re evaluating databases – relational, NoSQL, or otherwise – it can be very difficult to obtain a high-level, vendor-neutral view of your options.
Lately I’ve been spending a fair amount of time on the DB-Engines website in support of some research initiatives that I’m carrying out. DB-Engines provides a wealth of really useful information, including:
- Database rankings
- A compendium of database solutions
- A glossary of key terms
- Side-by-side product comparisons
If you’re interested in learning more about which database technology is best for you and your organization, it’s definitely worth dropping by.
June 24, 2013 Comments Off on ‘Optimizing your Database Portfolio’ webcast is now available
I recently hosted a webcast for SAP that explored some of the many changes that are taking place in the database arena.
From the abstract:
In the last five years, the world of databases has become more dynamic and exciting than ever before- which has also made things more confusing than ever. How can you ensure you are developing the right information management strategy?
Find the answer by tuning into this in-depth webcast hosted by technology consultant and author, Robert D. Schneider. Topics covered include:
- Why the relational database management system (RDBMS) is still essential
- The rise of extreme online transaction processing (XOLTP)
- Bigger data volumes and new information categories
- And how to proceed
You can find the Webcast here
May 2, 2013 Comments Off on Exploring the Database Forest article is now available
SAP asked me to write an article that summarized some of today’s most interesting database trends. Here’s what I cover in the article:
I begin by demonstrating that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ database platform isn’t a good idea given today’s complexities. Next, I describe several of the most intriguing new information management technology categories, followed by an overview of how integrated solutions such as SAP’s Real Time Data Platform can provide a logical, unified approach. Finally, I point out that despite all of the fresh breakthroughs and noteworthy new solutions, transactional databases continue to remain at the heart of the enterprise’s information processing responsibilities. This means that selecting an RDBMS will endure as a vital obligation.