It used to be simple. Get database software, install the software on a server, connect it with applications, populate it with data.

Then everything changed.

With the rise of the internet and internet business, data has become one of the biggest commodities and assets for doing business and the key to meeting business goals. Now the game is not “install the database and hookup the apps,” it is, “make your data available instantly, all the time, any place, at any scale, and use the data to create new opportunities.” The database environment has gotten more and more complex.

This white paper discusses this new complexity and how you can begin to make sense of it.

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