There are many dimensions by which a DBMS can be better for small
data workloads: performance, efficiency, manageability, usability
and availability. By small data I mean OLTP. Performance gets too
much attention from both industry and academia while the other
dimensions are at least as important in the success of a product.
Note that this discussion is about which DBMS is likely to get
the majority of new workloads. The decision to migrate a solved
problem is much more complex.
- Performance - makes marketing happy
- Efficiency - makes management happy
- Manageability - …