Reduced Deployment Resources
2. Reduced deployment resources
New database technology, combined with open source, also enables simpler, "do it yourself" testing and deployment models. This greatly reduces the amount of resources involved in getting an analytic solution up and running.
Consider the resource requirements potentially involved in the acquisition and deployment of a traditional, proprietary solution: a lengthy product evaluation process will likely be followed by on-site visits from the vendor to set up and configure hardware and equipment. The costs-from both an environmental and bottom-line perspective-include travel (plane trips, car rentals and hotel accommodations) and hardware (multiple servers, cooling equipment and connectors), as well as personnel (a full team of experts may be required to customize the solution).
With new open-source technologies, software can be downloaded online. Plus, it's designed to be easy to install so that one person can handle setup and deployment. Support needs are also less involved, which means that issues can be handled via conference calls rather than through more costly and carbon-consuming in-person travel.