Relational database management systems (RDBMSs) are systems of software that manage databases as structured sets of tables containing rows and columns with references to one another through key values. They include the ability to optimize storage, process transactions, perform queries, and preserve the integrity of data structures. When used with applications, they provide the beating heart of the collection of business functions supported by those applications. They vary considerably in terms of the factors that impact the total cost of running a database application, yet users seldom perform a disciplined procedure to calculate such costs. Most users choose instead to remain with a single vendor's RDBMS and never visit the question of ongoing hardware, software, and staffing fees.
This white paper, based on a survey of database professionals, examines the problems facing many large businesses that are attempting to remain agile while dealing with a mountain of data under management.
Sybase's Adaptive Server® Enterprise (ASE) is a high performance relational database management system for mission-critical, data intensive environments that has been meeting these needs for nearly three decades.
This webcast discusses the technical benefits of Sybase ASE's compression technology. Watch the recording to learn more and to hear about use cases, strategies for data migration and a look at the performance implications.
Simply put, software defined storage is the abstraction of storage services from storage hardware. This term is more than just marketing hype, it’s the logical evolution of storage virtualization from simply being a storage aggregator to the end goal of storage as a service. To achieve this goal, software defined storage needs a platform from which to centralize.