Chapter 9. DBMS Selection

You should read this chapter if you are considering which DBMS to use for your next application. Perhaps you are considering an enterprise resource planning product (ERP), such as SAP or PeopleSoft, or whether to switch an existing DBMS, or which DBMS to choose for a decision support system, such as a data warehouse or data mart. You might be experiencing or anticipating significant growth in data volume, transaction volume, number of concurrent users for business intelligence, or some combination of the above, and you are not sure which DBMS will give you the best performance. You might have merged with another enterprise that has a different ...

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