When it comes to building database applications and solutions, developers, DBAs, engineers and architects have a lot of new and exciting tools and technologies to play with, especially with the Hadoop and NoSQL environments growing so rapidly.
While it’s easy to geek out about these cool and revolutionary new technologies, at some point in the development cycle you’ll need to stop to consider the real-world business implications of the application you’re proposing. After all, you’re bound to face some tough questions, like:
Why did you choose that particular database for our mission-critical application? Can your team provide 24/7 support for the app? Do you have a plan to train people on this new technology? Do we have the right hardware infrastructure to support the app’s deployment? How are you going to ensure there won’t be any bugs or security vulnerabilities?
If you don’t have a plan for …[Read more]