Evaluation and Selection of Data Base Management Systems,
NAVAL INTELLIGENCE PROCESSING SYSTEM SUPPORT ACTIVITY ALEXANDRIA VA
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Data Base Management Systems DBMS are being sold to data processing users in increasing numbers. Several reasons are being given for this popularity a DBMS are easier to use than conventional data handling techniques, b DBMS solve file handling problems of compex data structures, and c The DBMS are utilized by the users competitors--suggesting greater efficiency, lower cost, or other competitive factors. Regardless of the reasons, and their validity, the fact remains that DMBS are enjoying great popularity in todays ADP marketplace. With that popularity comes an influx of packages which claim to provide vast capabilities to support data bases. This paper is aimed at the potential user of a DBMS. A collection of criteria which may be used to evaluate a DBMS is provided. Sufficient detail description is included to permit a cookbook approach, selecting those criteria which bear on the individual installation environment.
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