Next year promises to provide improvement in the lives of overworked database administrators (DBAs) along with more challenges in the forms of security threats, new licensing schemes, and more complex products. In general, database vendors are responding to customer requirements by revising their software to make the software easier to administer, faster to recover from errors, and simpler to use. The recently conducted Computer Economics Information Systems Spending and Technology Trends survey shows that the potential for databases in 2005 is better than several other types of software.
The 2005 Database Perspective
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