The Best Database Management Software 2020

The Best Database Management Software 2020

HOW TO SELECT DATABASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Interoperability

SQL or NoSQL

Security

Availability of Experienced Tech Staff

TOP DATABASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

1) ORACLE

  • Sophisticated, mature database platform that remains the clear choice for a large enterprise with a sufficient budget.
  • Existing clients tend to be loyal over many years.
  • Some customers say licensing could be simplified.
  • Not known for the great support.

2) MICROSOFT

  • Given that many companies are already Microsoft-centric, these database solutions will inter operate well; finding skilled operators will be relatively easy.
  • Solid reputation for good support
  • One of the top two cloud platforms, which plays well with the ever-growing use of cloud in the enterprise.
  • Some customers have complained about high prices.
  • The company’s rapid pace of innovation means that some features released early continue to need refinement.

3) AMAZON WEB SERVICES

  • A torrid pace of innovation, including full-featured database tools that are cloud-connected.
  • AWS’s database offerings are part of an overall enterprise IT offering that is extensive — from AI to analytics — that enable a customer to consider using only AWS.
  • Because Amazon is ambitious and competes in so many areas — chiefly retail, of class, the company’s expansions seem to know no bounds — some customers and partners may be hesitant to work with the cloud giant.
  • AWS has traditionally been devoted to the cloud, and therefore its database menu is not a clear choice for those companies that want an on-premise solution.

4) SAP

  • The maturity and robust design of SAP HANA make it a clear database market editorial.
  • The SAP solution is known for its ability to perform augmented transactions, that is, to process analytics and database transactions in a single database.
  • Typically geared for large enterprise, the SAP database is not for those with a small budget.
  • Some customers have questioned the upgrade process, noting that it could be easier.

5) GOOGLE

  • The company is aggressively committed to growing its enterprise market share, and so its database solutions will likely get major investment.
  • An open platform approach that focuses on partnership and interoperability rather than a closed, exclusive approach.
  • Clients willing to negotiate will likely find significant flexibility.
  • Unlike some of the enterprise vendors, Google’s database products don’t have decades of product history.
  • The company profile in the market may still struggle based on its relative newcomer status.

6) IBM

  • Robust, mature database platform that incorporates machine learning to boost performance.
  • All-encompassing hybrid and multi-cloud approach mean that virtually any database deployment option is supported.
  • Well regarded for service and support.
  • Some customers have noted that a large array of pricing and product menu options can offer complexity.

7) INTERSYSTEMS

  • A strong player in the database for the healthcare market.
  • Clients tend to be loyal.
  • Particularly strong reputation for customer support.
  • Because the company has focused on a core vertical, healthcare, it doesn’t have as large of an overall market profile, which limits the total number of IT pros skilled in using its solution.

8) ALIBABA

  • A commanding market offering in Asia, with a growing international presence.
  • A list of solutions so extensive that virtually any client can find a suitable product fit.
  • An editorial in a public cloud, which should equate to an ever more robust database offering.
  • Still most focused on the Asian market, which naturally won’t be the best fit for a North American-based customer.

9) MARKLOGIC

  • A well-regarded solution is known for reliably handling multiple data types.
  • Allows users to create elastic data structures that can mine semantics as well as structured and unstructured data.
  • The solution is offered in the leading public clouds.
  • As is true for most database vendors without a “household name” profile, it’s harder for businesses to find a cohort of skilled IT pros that know its system.

10) ENTERPRISEDB

  • Excellent value for the cost
  • Deep commitment to open source
  • Handles a remarkable array of data formats
  • Some users have requested more advanced data distribution functionality.

ADDITIONAL MARKET EDITORIAL: DATABASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

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