Data Driver

Blog archive

The Database Decision

Does cost drive the decision of what database to deploy? And are the business owners getting the final (or increased) say on that choice? According to Jeremy Lehman, the former chief software architect for Citigroup's global equities group and now founder of New York-based Radical Analytics, cost certainly is an issue in the capital markets sector. And it's the business managers who are raising the issue, said Lehman, who gave his observations during a session at Microsoft's Financial Services Developers Conference in New York yesterday.

Lehman raised the point while saying until a few years ago Microsoft's SQL Server was not ready for prime time in the capital markets. But now he said SQL Server has become a viable choice and is widely deployed.

"It's driven by cost," Lehman said. "The technologists feel threatened by a new skill or feel it makes them less pivotal [but] it often does come down to cost."

Have database servers become a commodity? What drives the decision of what database to deploy in our your organization when rolling out an application. Has the criteria changed lately? Drop me a line at [email protected] or post a comment in this blog.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 03/13/2008


comments powered by Disqus

Featured

  • AI for GitHub Collaboration? Maybe Not So Much

    No doubt GitHub Copilot has been a boon for developers, but AI might not be the best tool for collaboration, according to developers weighing in on a recent social media post from the GitHub team.

  • Visual Studio 2022 Getting VS Code 'Command Palette' Equivalent

    As any Visual Studio Code user knows, the editor's command palette is a powerful tool for getting things done quickly, without having to navigate through menus and dialogs. Now, we learn how an equivalent is coming for Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE, invoked by the same familiar Ctrl+Shift+P keyboard shortcut.

  • .NET 9 Preview 3: 'I've Been Waiting 9 Years for This API!'

    Microsoft's third preview of .NET 9 sees a lot of minor tweaks and fixes with no earth-shaking new functionality, but little things can be important to individual developers.

  • Data Anomaly Detection Using a Neural Autoencoder with C#

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research tackles the process of examining a set of source data to find data items that are different in some way from the majority of the source items.

  • What's New for Python, Java in Visual Studio Code

    Microsoft announced March 2024 updates to its Python and Java extensions for Visual Studio Code, the open source-based, cross-platform code editor that has repeatedly been named the No. 1 tool in major development surveys.

Subscribe on YouTube