3 Questions to ask as you consider your Database Options

Database choices have become more extensive with the evolution of viable open source options. Ask yourself first three questions before you choose. However, performance, ease of database administration and functionality have made the open source solution Postgres a compelling option. And let’s not forget about the dramatic total cost of ownership savings.

Determining the value and type of data is the first step towards choosing the most appropriate database solution. But you also have to ask yourself: how much support do you need? In addition, you have to consider the type of development and support tools that are required.

At Splendid Data we have 2 types of customers: corporations who already make use of an open source database and want to grow, and businesses who are looking to standardize and want to migrate from Oracle to Postgres. Splendid Data and our partners can demonstrate how storing your most valuable structured and unstructured data assets in the open source PostgresPURE database has been cost-effectively and securely leveraged around the world and could very well be the right solution for you.

Regardless of whether you want to start fresh, have an on-premise database or cloud based solution, you will have to ask yourself these 3 questions:

1. Which data is critical and what type is it?

Of course data is important, but to be able to select the right kind of database you have to think about which data is critical and the type of data you are planning to store and access. Is it structured, unstructured or both? What kind of applications do you want to use it for?

2. How much support is required?

Does your business require instant support when your database is down on Saturday? Or are you in a position to figure out what went wrong? Or wait for a response from a supporting community? The answer on these questions lie in the answers you gave on the first question. For operational and business critical data waiting for support is not an option. High availability is a must.

3. What kind of tools do I need?

Initial tools that may come to mind are DBA oriented – backup and analytics. Tools you need to set up and maintain an enterprise database environment. The question to ask here: do you want to shop for those and implement them by yourself? Or do you want standardized and value-add products which are instantly applicable and updated when new releases come out?

If you know the critical value of your data, the type of data you are storing and analyzing, and the level of support your organization demands and want to be up-to-date with all your tools, then you need to look no further.

Splendid Data delivers the industry recognized database solution PostgresPURE. Your uptime and stability are guaranteed and your data will be stored securely. PostgresPURE combined with integrated IBM PowerLinux hardware delivers the comprehensive architecture and solutions that enable the deployment of your mission critical applications.

This is The PostgresPURE Promise from Splendid Data.