ESG Brief: Applications Help to Define Hybrid Cloud

Abstract:

Hybrid cloud is becoming the leading cloud strategy for most organizations and the focus for vendors in the cloud management space. But the term hybrid cloud has not been well defined yet. How do IT decision makers and practitioners view hybrid cloud and how can vendors tailor their solutions and messaging to address these needs?

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

ESG Brief: On-premises Infrastructure Is the Key to Hybrid Cloud

Abstract:

While hybrid cloud is defined by the use of both on- and off-premises infrastructure, on-premises environments will be extremely important for years to come. In fact, ESG’s research indicates those committed to a long-term hybrid cloud strategy tend to weight the on-premises part of the hybrid cloud equation more heavily. What are the implications and opportunities for cloud service providers and infrastructure management vendors?

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

ESG Brief: Strategies for Enhancing Database Performance

Abstract:

For most use cases, database performance is an important quality. For decades, both vendors and customers have been implementing measures to help them optimize speed of transaction processing and analytics. This has traditionally entailed tuning software and/or buying faster hardware. Today, two newer trends are becoming increasingly popular: in-memory and GPU-based database operations, both of which can drastically improve the performance profile of databases.

Topics: Data Management

ESG Brief: Database Purchase Criteria

Abstract:

Literally hundreds of databases are available on the market today, each with its own unique blend of capabilities and limitations. Some are deeply optimized for specific requirements, while others are more general in nature. Some are proprietary, and some are varying shades of open source software. When selecting the best database for specific needs, it might be helpful to understand how others are evaluating their options.

Topics: Data Management