Continuing the awards for the âbest ofâ information management tools for 2007, I move to the proverbial âback endâ and offer up some âbest ofâ products that provide the foundations of our environments. Thinking back over the products Iâve worked with in 2007, I have to repeat my belief that it was the âBest ofâ year in information management.
Best Open Source DBMS
MySQL Enterprise Fall 2007 Release â This is the commercial subscription offering for the popular MySQL open source database (which makes it âlow costâ not free â for those who associate open source with free). It includes a comprehensive set of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools, and premium support services for corporate developers and DBAs. MySQL provides a full suite of database drivers and graphical tools to help developers and DBAs build and manage their MySQL applications.
Best Data Warehouse Appliance
I take this opportunity to say there is no âbestâ, only best for a given situation because indeed there are many with good value propositions.
Best Federated Query Facilitator
SQL Farm Combine 1.9 â While I still believe a proper data warehouse is necessary in modern information architecture, as a stopgap or bridge measure, you may need to query multiple SQL Server databases without co-habitating the data. With SQL Farm, users can query multiple databases and SQL servers or instances, receive one result set from all data sources, and save the aggregated results to relational databases or data warehouses.
Best Data Warehouse SMB storage
Sun StorageTek 2530 array â I like itâs Common Array Manager software, which was designed to be an un-intimidating implementation for an unseasoned administrator and leverage the same look and feel from Sunâs server management software.
Best Data Warehouse Prototyping Tool
WhereScape 24 - WhereScape 24 is installed on data warehouse developer PCs and connects to both data sources and the target data warehouse database and generates native Teradata, Oracle and SQL Server scripts.
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Posted January 2, 2008 1:50 PM
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