Assessment criteria: placement, strategy and market presence
After studying our past research, user needs assessments and surveys for database administrators, and interviews with the seller, a set of evaluation criteria. We evaluated vendors against 153 projects and standards, and we gathered at the three high-level buckets:
1). Current View: To assess product strength, and we evaluate each bid against seven groups of criteria: type of data and data integrity, performance, scalability, and very large databases (VLDBs), and application development, and provides a database; database security, and support platform, and basic data management.
. 2) Strategy: We reviewed each vendor and the project strategy and vision is the improvement plan with GPS products to meet customer needs in the future. We also discuss the financial resources available to support the product and the seller to go to the market and the general strategy of the company. We also review all product pricing and licensing options and deployment costs of production and development, in addition to the obligation of the seller or the public. For open source projects, and we consider the general project strategy and costs, as well as the size and level of community activity.
3). We work together to assess the existence of any product on the market, and financial information about companies each vendor, and integrator of adoption, training, and certification systems, partners, and global presence: the presence of the market. For open source projects, and we are planning a project to install a basis for the number of customers to pay, and the scope and size of community, the level of support, and the size of the ecosystem.
Evaluate vendor meets the requirements of the database organization with a trusted publications:
Forrester included seven vendors of database management systems and open source database project in the evaluation: IBM, Ingres, Microsoft, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Sybase, and Sun Microsystems (cell). Each vendor database management systems and projects set out in the Forrester Wave ™ offers an excellent database features and functions to support the application only needs to store, manage and access the log. If there is DBMS project is not included in the wave of carefully evaluated before being used in new demand, even basic ones. Many standards, in particular, all DBMS vendors are evaluated and the project.
Features of the database at the corporate level and function: We have included companies and open source projects have a database that contains a powerful database functionality to support all types of enterprise application deployment. It includes features such as support for application development, high availability, disaster recovery, security, high performance, wide range of data types, and backup and recovery.
Having a reliable basic installation: all vendor database management system and evaluation of open source database project that has 500 or more for customers who use its products in production.
The use of projects for mission-critical applications: any project or vendor has an active customer using the products to support mission-critical applications.