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Database-agnostic is a term describing the capacity of software to function with any vendor’s database management system (DBMS). In information technology (IT), agnostic refers to the ability of something – such as software or hardware – to work with various systems, rather than being customized for a single system.
Database-agnostic software can be useful in an environment where data must be sourced from heterogeneous databases. On the other hand, because a database-agnostic product isn’t customized to work with a specific DBMS, it typically can’t benefit from any special features that system offers.