We recently posted two in-depth stories about consolidating corporate systems onto a single database standard – covering everything from the potential benefits and drawbacks of moving to a common database platform to the cultural issues and technical factors that are also involved in database standardization.
According to the experts,
Businesses also need to keep an eye out for cultural and skill-set compatibility issues that can arise during a database standardization project. For example, interoffice political turmoil is common when debating over which database to standardize on, analysts say. There are technical considerations to take into account as well, such as differences in database semantics between the major SQL-based DBMS products.
So, has your company standardized on a single database yet or are you planning to do so? Let me know how it's going and about any other problems or bumps in the road that you've faced.
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