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]