10 tips to choose a database

According to a recent survey, those are the top ten criteria of CIO when choosing a database. Feel free to use it as a guide when choosing your own database.

  1. Reliability.

  2. Price/ performance.

  3. Scalability

  4. Ease of administration.

  5. Total cost of ownership.

  6. Vendor's customer service and support.

  7. Internal standards.

  8. Advanced features.

  9. Vendor reputation

  10. Market share.

Data: InformationWeek/Morgan Stanley software and database survey of 636 business-technology professionals, June 2002








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