It’s time to revisit your database strategy
Open-source databases surpassed commercial databases in popularity in January of 2021, according to DB-Engines, a website that gauges the popularity of hundreds of DBMSs.
4 key questions to ask
With so many open-source databases and different licenses, how do you choose the best one?
Ask these four questions:
3 critical factors
Of the 397 databases tracked by DB-Engines, 208 are available with open-source licenses compared to 189 with commercial licenses, but all must be evaluated against the following factors:
With all of the potential benefits of open-source databases, what are the benefits and risks?
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Type of open-source license
In-house technical expertise
What is the use case?
How does it fit in the data architecture?
Which enterprise capabilities are required?
What about database migration?
2021 Commercial Database Market Share and Growth
Market Share by Revenue
Market Growth by Revenue
Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Google Cloud, IBM
Charts and graphics created by Rimini Street based on Gartner research.
1. Gartner, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2021, 12 April 2022.
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