February 15, 2008

Database management system choices — mid-range-relational

This is the fourth of a five-part series on database management system choices. For the first post in the series, please click here.

The other threat to the high-end relational DBMS vendors aims squarely at the heart of their business. It’s the mid-range relational database management systems, which are doing an ever-larger fraction of what their high-end cousins can. That said, different products do different things well. So if you’re not blindly paying up for the security of an all-things-to-all-people high-end DBMS, there are a number of factors you might want to consider.

We’ve recently had some lively discussions of mid-range database management systems. Rather than try to recapitulate them, I’ll just link you back.

The complete series


3 Responses to “Database management system choices — mid-range-relational”

  1. Daniel Weinreb on February 16th, 2008 10:02 am

    EnterpriseDB (as you know) is a very good example of this kind of product. EnterpriseDB is to Oracle as JBoss is to WebLogic Server, very approximately. It sounds like a great business model.

  2. Curt Monash on February 16th, 2008 3:24 pm

    Very good example indeed. I named the category while planning a webcast I was doing with EnterpriseDB’s sponsorship.


  3. Data models | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on February 23rd, 2015 3:22 am

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