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Resolve your Oracle and SQL Server databases challenges with a centralize mobile database management dashboard. Learn more about Instance Resolve

Resolve your Oracle and SQL Server databases challenges with a centralize mobile database management dashboard. Learn more about Instance Resolve

InterScale Scales Manager

by Applied Data Corporation

InterScale hosts future-dated item, price and label information from one 'scale-neutral' system at your grocery chain headquarters. Learn more about InterScale Scales Manager

InterScale hosts future-dated item, price and label information from one 'scale-neutral' system at your grocery chain headquarters. Learn more about InterScale Scales Manager

Invantive's free Query Tool provides you with real-time Operational Intelligence (OI) across your entire enterprise. Learn more about Invantive Query Tool

Invantive's free Query Tool provides you with real-time Operational Intelligence (OI) across your entire enterprise. Learn more about Invantive Query Tool

IronWorks

by Ironrock Solutions

100% Free Customizable Case Management Software Learn more about IronWorks

100% Free Customizable Case Management Software Learn more about IronWorks

Kal Admin

by Kalrom Systems

Kal Admin was selected as the most practical software for SQL Server, and is used by hundreds IT professionals in the public service Learn more about Kal Admin

Kal Admin was selected as the most practical software for SQL Server, and is used by hundreds IT professionals in the public service Learn more about Kal Admin

Delivers a robust, business model-driven, best practice-based information engine. Learn more about Kalido Information Engine

Delivers a robust, business model-driven, best practice-based information engine. Learn more about Kalido Information Engine

kdb+

by Kx Systems

High-performance relational database platform with time series analysis built in. Learn more about kdb+

High-performance relational database platform with time series analysis built in. Learn more about kdb+

Kirix Strata

by Kirix Research

Desktop data analysis tool that offers the interface of a spreadsheet with the power and speed found in a back-end database system. Learn more about Kirix Strata

Desktop data analysis tool that offers the interface of a spreadsheet with the power and speed found in a back-end database system. Learn more about Kirix Strata

MAISY Database

by Jackson Associates

Variety of data access, evaluation and analysis capabilities designed specifically to support energy market and customer analysis. Learn more about MAISY Database

Variety of data access, evaluation and analysis capabilities designed specifically to support energy market and customer analysis. Learn more about MAISY Database

Matisse

by Matisse Software

The database for Web Services. Includes Native Object and XML Support, ANSI SQL Support, no Object-Relational mapping. Learn more about Matisse

The database for Web Services. Includes Native Object and XML Support, ANSI SQL Support, no Object-Relational mapping. Learn more about Matisse

MemSQL

by MemSQL

Relational database management tool that converges transactions and analytics through sub-second data processing and reporting. Learn more about MemSQL

Relational database management tool that converges transactions and analytics through sub-second data processing and reporting. Learn more about MemSQL

migVisor

by NAYA Tech

migVisor is the only database assessment tool that tells you exactly how complex (or simple) your cloud database migration will be. Learn more about migVisor

migVisor is the only database assessment tool that tells you exactly how complex (or simple) your cloud database migration will be. Learn more about migVisor

MobiDB Database Designer

by Perpetuum Software

iOS, Android, Windows offline database app with cloud sync between devices and users Learn more about MobiDB Database Designer

iOS, Android, Windows offline database app with cloud sync between devices and users Learn more about MobiDB Database Designer

MongoLime

by MongoLime

A professional MongoDB mobile client that allows database management from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and Android devices. Learn more about MongoLime

A professional MongoDB mobile client that allows database management from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and Android devices. Learn more about MongoLime

MySQL Migration Toolkit

by Intelligent Converters

Software pack to migrate Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, IBM DB2, MS Access, FoxPro and SQLite databases to MySQL and vice versa. Learn more about MySQL Migration Toolkit

Software pack to migrate Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, IBM DB2, MS Access, FoxPro and SQLite databases to MySQL and vice versa. Learn more about MySQL Migration Toolkit

NCache

by AlachiSoft

In-memory object caching solution for .NET applications with real-time data access needs. Learn more about NCache

In-memory object caching solution for .NET applications with real-time data access needs. Learn more about NCache

NuoDB, the elastic SQL database for cloud applications. Learn more about NuoDB

NuoDB, the elastic SQL database for cloud applications. Learn more about NuoDB

Real-time data management solutions for large, complex inter-related data for C++, Java and Smalltalk applications. Learn more about Objectivity/DB

Real-time data management solutions for large, complex inter-related data for C++, Java and Smalltalk applications. Learn more about Objectivity/DB

Pakker

by Pakker

An easy to use database manager with a visual form designer and easy sharing. Learn more about Pakker

An easy to use database manager with a visual form designer and easy sharing. Learn more about Pakker

pgDash

by RapidLoop

pgDash provides modern monitoring for PostgreSQL with time-series graphs, diagnostics, reports, alerts & team sharing and more. Learn more about pgDash

pgDash provides modern monitoring for PostgreSQL with time-series graphs, diagnostics, reports, alerts & team sharing and more. Learn more about pgDash

PipelineDB

by PipelineDB

An open-source relational database that runs SQL queries continuously on streams, incrementally storing results in tables. Learn more about PipelineDB

An open-source relational database that runs SQL queries continuously on streams, incrementally storing results in tables. Learn more about PipelineDB

Raijin

by RAIJINDB

An advanced SQL-like database that tries to fill the gap between SQL and Document databases. Learn more about Raijin

An advanced SQL-like database that tries to fill the gap between SQL and Document databases. Learn more about Raijin

RavenDB

by Hibernating Rhinos

RavenDB is an open source NoSQL Document Database that is multi model, easy-to-use with built in MapReduce and is ACID. www.ravendb.net Learn more about RavenDB

RavenDB is an open source NoSQL Document Database that is multi model, easy-to-use with built in MapReduce and is ACID. www.ravendb.net Learn more about RavenDB

A simple and secure NoSQL database cloud solution with a web-based Data Manager. Learn more about restdb.io

A simple and secure NoSQL database cloud solution with a web-based Data Manager. Learn more about restdb.io

RethinkDB

by RethinkDB

Open-source, distributed database built to store JSON documents and easily scale to multiple machines. Learn more about RethinkDB

Open-source, distributed database built to store JSON documents and easily scale to multiple machines. Learn more about RethinkDB

The Setra Management Console helps you to pilot and anticipate changes in your database. Learn more about Setra Management Console

The Setra Management Console helps you to pilot and anticipate changes in your database. Learn more about Setra Management Console

SimbaProvider OLAP SDK

by Simba Technologies

SDK for creating OLE DB for OLAP & XML for Analysis (XMLA) connectivity to multi-dimensional & star-schema relational data sources. Learn more about SimbaProvider OLAP SDK

SDK for creating OLE DB for OLAP & XML for Analysis (XMLA) connectivity to multi-dimensional & star-schema relational data sources. Learn more about SimbaProvider OLAP SDK

SmartManage

by ReachForce

ReachForce Continuous DataManager augments your internal data Learn more about SmartManage

ReachForce Continuous DataManager augments your internal data Learn more about SmartManage

SQL Examiner Suite

by Intelligent Database Solutions

The product consists of two integral parts - SQL Examiner, SQL Data Examiner. Compares and synchronizes SQL database schemas and data. Learn more about SQL Examiner Suite

The product consists of two integral parts - SQL Examiner, SQL Data Examiner. Compares and synchronizes SQL database schemas and data. Learn more about SQL Examiner Suite

Easy, fast, proffesional and free software for SQL database backups. Learn more about SQLAutoBackupCloud

Easy, fast, proffesional and free software for SQL database backups. Learn more about SQLAutoBackupCloud

SqlDBM

by We Comes Before Me

Online Database Modeling Tool for MS SQL Server and MySQL Learn more about SqlDBM

Online Database Modeling Tool for MS SQL Server and MySQL Learn more about SqlDBM

A database monitoring platform for instant overview of SQL environments: alerting, charts-in-charts, and interactive dashboards. Learn more about SQLTreeo Monitoring

A database monitoring platform for instant overview of SQL environments: alerting, charts-in-charts, and interactive dashboards. Learn more about SQLTreeo Monitoring

Suneido

by Suneido Software

Application platform that includes an object-oriented language, client-server database and reporting frameworks. Learn more about Suneido

Application platform that includes an object-oriented language, client-server database and reporting frameworks. Learn more about Suneido

SQL Server/ Untangle and Visualize T-SQL Code. Automate Documentation with our solution on Local, Network,Cloud / Azure, IBM Partners. Learn more about T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler

SQL Server/ Untangle and Visualize T-SQL Code. Automate Documentation with our solution on Local, Network,Cloud / Azure, IBM Partners. Learn more about T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler

Telemetric

by Telemetric

Monitor daily changes to any MySQL table, for free with totals, sums, averages, etc. Learn more about Telemetric

Monitor daily changes to any MySQL table, for free with totals, sums, averages, etc. Learn more about Telemetric

TEXIS

by Thunderstone

Full text search engine integrated with SQL RDBMS for efficient querying of databases containing natural language text. Learn more about TEXIS

Full text search engine integrated with SQL RDBMS for efficient querying of databases containing natural language text. Learn more about TEXIS

Native XML database designed for the storing, indexing and retrieving of XML content. Learn more about TEXTML Server

Native XML database designed for the storing, indexing and retrieving of XML content. Learn more about TEXTML Server

Tibero

by TmaxSoft

A secure, fully compatible SQL RDBMS that scales easily and conforms to today's cost optimized cloud architectures. Learn more about Tibero

A secure, fully compatible SQL RDBMS that scales easily and conforms to today's cost optimized cloud architectures. Learn more about Tibero

V12 Data

by V12 Data

Delivers a flexible and accurate database with a modular relationship matching system that cleanses, organizes and standardizes data. Learn more about V12 Data

Delivers a flexible and accurate database with a modular relationship matching system that cleanses, organizes and standardizes data. Learn more about V12 Data

Web-based database application development tool that doesn't require programming knowledge to operate. Learn more about Viravis Platform

Web-based database application development tool that doesn't require programming knowledge to operate. Learn more about Viravis Platform

Will find the information you're looking for even when there are errors in the data and/or in the search criteria. Learn more about Vizier Finder

Will find the information you're looking for even when there are errors in the data and/or in the search criteria. Learn more about Vizier Finder

WebData Pro

by Webteacher Software

Web database software program which can be easily installed and administrated without requiring any programming skills. Learn more about WebData Pro

Web database software program which can be easily installed and administrated without requiring any programming skills. Learn more about WebData Pro

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What is Database Management Software?

Database Management software stores data in a structured format so it can be easily managed and retrieved.


Database Management Software Buyers' Guide

1. What is database management software?

Database management software helps businesses capture, store, and organize their structured and unstructured data. These systems include a set of tools that allows users to manage, manipulate and combine disparate data sets from multiple non-relational data sources into an integrated company-wide database.


2. The benefits of database management software

Database management software helps users create a single data source that can be leveraged by multiple users simultaneously. Most importantly, it helps enforce safety standards for a business' data. It helps organizations make better, broader and more efficient use of their key data by combining capabilities for data manipulation, analytics, and reporting.

Specific benefits include

  • Minimized data redundancy: A database acts as a collective repository of a business’ data that can be accessed by individuals, teams, or departments. When records are changed in one central system, they’re simultaneously updated across all other instances in real time, ensuring that all users have the latest version. This eliminates data inconsistencies and redundant updates at the individual or departmental level.¿
  • Create backups to prevent data loss: Data is the most critical resource in any organization; businesses cannot afford to lose it. Database management software provides both manual and recurring backups, ensuring complete data recovery in case of human error or natural disaster.¿
  • Increase data search speed: Database management software is capable of handling thousands of search queries simultaneously from multiple users, providing answers almost instantaneously. 

3. Typical features of database management software

  • Data Management: Store, categorize, manage, update, and retrieve data from the database based on user commands.
  • Data Retrieval: Acquire specific data from a database by submitting certain queries or commands.
  • Queries: Enter a set of instructions to perform specific actions (such as updating, retrieval, and calculations) in the database.
  • Data Replication: Create duplicate instances of a database across multiple servers and use them as distributed databases where users can access data relevant to their task without interfering with others’ work.
  • Data Security: Ensure the security of the database facility, including data, database applications, servers, and associated network links from malicious attacks, illegitimate use, or external threats.
  • Database Conversion: Transfer data from one database to another (aka data migration).

4. The cost of database management software

There is no fixed pricing structure for database management software. Different vendors offer varying pricing models based on factors such as usage, perpetual license, monthly/annual subscriptions, and per server or instance. 

Here are two popular pricing models for database management solutions:

  • Per-user subscription pricing: Basic plans typically begin around $10 per user, per month
  • Perpetual pricing (one-time license): $4,750 - $47,500(this includes the cost of physical servers and necessary hardware)

*The pricing included in the table is for the entry-level/lowest priced offering that was found on vendor websites on July 17, 2018.

Most database management software vendors don’t disclose their pricing, making it difficult for small businesses to compare solutions. Compile a shortlist of vendors, and contact each for pricing details based on your needs (such as deployment preference, storage space, speed, number of virtual machines, and support requirements). This way, you’ll have a personalized quote for the solution that meets your business’ exact needs. 


5. Considerations when purchasing database management software

  • Deployment options: Database management software is available in a variety of deployment options, including self-hosted, cloud-hosted by the vendor, or cloud-hosted by a third party. Self-hosted solutions often incur high one-time licensing costs on top of software update costs, but offer a faster data transfer speed. For cloud-hosted solutions, monthly or annual subscription costs are generally lower, making the solutions more economical when you need to scale. However, these systems present challenges in the transfer speed of large-volume data sets when compared to on-premise systems.
  • Data models: Database management solutions are available in two variants: relational software that works on structured data and non-relational software that works on both structured and unstructured data sources. Businesses should determine whether a product works on structured, unstructured, or both data types when compiling a software shortlist.
  • Implementation and service costs: Database management software isn’t cheap; it often involves a high initial investment, as well as recurring support and maintenance costs. Consider the pricing options available to your business when you start searching for software, weigh your needs and budget constraints, and select accordingly.

  • Database management is getting smarter with machine learning and artificial intelligence: As the volume of data keeps increasing, it’s becoming more difficult and complex for database administrators to manage and configure database settings such as memory usage, read/write speed, and data storage for optimal use. Database management software now offers built-in machine learning capabilities that examine previous settings and determine how the system responds to different configurations. It then automatically fine-tunes the system with recommended configurations, saving administrators time and effort.
  • Cloud-based deployment is on the rise: More and more buyers are interested in cloud-based database management software deployment, which saves them from having to install expensive servers at their office and avoids the complexity of handling those servers and networks.
  • Non-relational database management systems are gaining traction: The demand for non-relational database management software (also known as NoSQL DBMS)—which accounted for less than five percent of the overall database market in 2016-17—is on the rise due to these systems’ ability to manage both structured and unstructured data sets. 

Sources

The pricing ranges exclude freemium versions of these products. The features were identified based on their relevance and the percentage of products in Capterra database that offer them.

The following sources were used for this document:

  1. How Much Does Database Management Software Cost, Capterra (Date accessed: July 17, 2018)
  2. State of the Operational DBMS Market, 2017, Gartner (Date accessed: July 17, 2018)
  3. Top 5 Tech Trends for Small Business, Capterra (Date accessed: August 10, 2018)
  4. Database Management Software Buyer’s Guide, SoftwareAdvice (Date accessed: August 10, 2018)
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