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Consideration for Selecting the Appropriate Database Software for Your Small Business

Published on 13 September 14
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Regardless of the kind of business you are running, you need to find a way to store and manage the data that you have. Information is one of the greatest assets of your business. You can use that data to make projections for the future, develop new strategies, get financing from a financial institution or get more investors and partners for your business. So you need to select a database management system (database software) that will facilitate these and more benefits to get your small business to the next level.


There are several kinds of database management systems available you can choose from, whether licensed or open source systems. They can be categorized into three broad groups:


  • Desktop database software â these are perfect for single user desktops and as such very cheap.
  • Server database software â these are good for multiuser situations where you have large amounts of data that needs to be organized simultaneously. These can be a little more expensive.
  • Web-enabled database software â these are mostly coupled with desktop platforms making them quite inexpensive.

Unless you are savvy in these matters, choosing from among these can be rather challenging. Since there are advantages and disadvantages of each kind, you need to choose a database management system that meets the needs of your business. More time needs to be spent on making this decision because from there it will smooth sailing all the way. So concentrate on discussion and consultation with your service provider.


Before starting your consultation, you will need to learn a few basic terms like database, database management system, NoSQL and such like terms so that you will not need a resident interpreter during your consultations.


As part of your discussion, you will need to have determined what you would want to use the data for. You will need to see what value the data has to your business and which actual data is valuable for your business. This may require interdepartmental consultation depending on the size of your small business. You will also need to decide how to protect your data. Choose the best system that will provide the level of protection that your data requires depending on the sensitivity of that data.


In all these, you will need to have a strategic plan regarding your database management system which should include the budget set aside for this project. This will be one of the most important determinants of which database management system you will end up with.


As part of the budget discussion, you should consider a remote DBA (database administrator) if you do not already have a database administration staff. Particularly if your business is still small, there may not be much for the DBA staff to do and that would ultimately translate into salaries for very little work. In this case, outsourcing can be a wonderful option for you.


If on the other hand you already have a DBA staff, getting that remote database administrator could be useful when your staff members needs support, if they are overloaded or are on vacation.

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Overall, a remote DBA would be a great option for your business database administration system. So make sure you request that when you finally decide what you want for your business.

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Regardless of the kind of business you are running, you need to find a way to store and manage the data that you have. Information is one of the greatest assets of your business. You can use that data to make projections for the future, develop new strategies, get financing from a financial institution or get more investors and partners for your business. So you need to select a database management system (database software) that will facilitate these and more benefits to get your small business to the next level.

There are several kinds of database management systems available you can choose from, whether licensed or open source systems. They can be categorized into three broad groups:

  • Desktop database software â these are perfect for single user desktops and as such very cheap.
  • Server database software â these are good for multiuser situations where you have large amounts of data that needs to be organized simultaneously. These can be a little more expensive.
  • Web-enabled database software â these are mostly coupled with desktop platforms making them quite inexpensive.


Unless you are savvy in these matters, choosing from among these can be rather challenging. Since there are advantages and disadvantages of each kind, you need to choose a database management system that meets the needs of your business. More time needs to be spent on making this decision because from there it will smooth sailing all the way. So concentrate on discussion and consultation with your service provider.

Before starting your consultation, you will need to learn a few basic terms like database, database management system, NoSQL and such like terms so that you will not need a resident interpreter during your consultations.

As part of your discussion, you will need to have determined what you would want to use the data for. You will need to see what value the data has to your business and which actual data is valuable for your business. This may require interdepartmental consultation depending on the size of your small business. You will also need to decide how to protect your data. Choose the best system that will provide the level of protection that your data requires depending on the sensitivity of that data.

In all these, you will need to have a strategic plan regarding your database management system which should include the budget set aside for this project. This will be one of the most important determinants of which database management system you will end up with.

As part of the budget discussion, you should consider a remote DBA (database administrator) if you do not already have a database administration staff. Particularly if your business is still small, there may not be much for the DBA staff to do and that would ultimately translate into salaries for very little work. In this case, outsourcing can be a wonderful option for you.

If on the other hand you already have a DBA staff, getting that remote database administrator could be useful when your staff members needs support, if they are overloaded or are on vacation.

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Overall, a remote DBA would be a great option for your business database administration system. So make sure you request that when you finally decide what you want for your business.

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  1. 04 July 16
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    The ideas shared in the article are truly impressive. Ideas like projections for the future, developing new strategies for business welfare, get financing from a financial institution or get more investors for company and getting partners for our business is so helpful. The concept about the selecting the database software as per company requirement as mention in the article is so helpful. The tips mention in the article about the database usage given by the remote DBA experts is well enough for selecting the Appropriate Database Software for our required Small Business.

  2. 16 September 15
    0

    Thanks you so much for Discussing and sharing such a useful and informative post about Database Software. I really appreciate the point âYou can use that data to make projections for the future, develop new strategies, get financing from a financial institution or get more investors and partners for your business. So you need to select a database management system (database software).If you are interested to know more about database, then you can go for remote dba services.Looking for more post on similar topic in future.

  3. 16 September 15
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    Thanks you so much for Discussing and sharing such a useful and informative post about Database Software. I really appreciate the point âYou can use that data to make projections for the future, develop new strategies, get financing from a financial institution or get more investors and partners for your business. So you need to select a database management system (database software).If you are interested to know more about database, then you can go for remote dba services.Looking for more post on similar topic in future.

  4. 05 September 15
    0

    Nice Post Cherlia!! Thank you charlie for such an awesome information.You have decribed about Database Management system which seems to encouraging. Therea are several kinds of datebase management system available you can choose from whether licensed or open source system. They can be categorized into three broad groups Desktop database software, Server database software, Web-enabled database software.Really good piece of article and helpful for small business owners.

  5. 06 February 15
    0

    Thumps up for post. Now a days software for business or database is essential. I have read comments of tom and jenny and I am agreed with both of them. Many thanks for sharing different software for business. I have also got help from remote dba experts regarding such points. Good article!

  6. 18 January 15
    1

    Thank you very mcuh for sharing such useful article and discussign database software. I have read many such posts on database. I am one of the experts from remote dba team the points you have mentioned in article are really good. The categries you have stated are really true. Good piece of article excellent well formatted article.

  7. 09 December 14
    1

    Perfect write Charlie!

    As said here about the different software to use for database, I as an remote dba expert would suggest to use software among these which are stated here and you must be wise to select the appropriate for an small business. The budget should be as low as possible.

    Thank you for this piece of information which gives the knowledge about different database software.

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