Factors to Invest in Database Development

When a company wants to invest in database development, there are many factors which should Read More

Factors to Invest in Database Development

When a company wants to invest in database development, there are many factors which should be considered before taking the plunge with a database development project. A quick Google search for database development UK shows almost all software development companies capable of undertaking a database project. But, before engaging with such companies, one should pay special attention to the following points before finalising the requirements:

•         Data type

This is one of the most important factors that will influence a lot of factors when it comes to database development projects. Factors like cost, performance, etc. depend upon how much and what type of data will be stored in the database. If one wants to store basic customer, employee, products data in the database, then virtually any database will be able to support the same viz. open source databases like MYSQL, SQL Server Express, Oracle Express, etc. will do the job.

•         Database size

Depending upon what type of data is required to be stored in the database the database size will change. If you are only looking to store text data, name, address, invoice value, etc. then as mentioned above majority of the databases available will suffice, but if the requirement is to store lots of images, videos, etc. then once needs to choose the database provider carefully as there can be large variations when it comes to size, performance and cost between the most popular database providers.

•         Security

If the data required to be stored contains sensitive or personal information, then one should consider evaluating the encryption features available in the database technology. Some database products offer this out-of-the-box whereas other might require additional development effort or configuration to achieve the same.

•         Connectivity

This is one of the most important factors one should evaluate before making a choice between the various database products available on the market. Saying that, the most popular databases will provide the most ‘connectors’ which allow virtually any application to read and write data into the database but certain specialist database providers might charge for ‘specialist’ connectors to connect them with popular back-office, CRM, systems.

Looking for a reliable software development company in and around London, can sometimes be difficult because of virtually all software development companies in London offer database development in UK. A Schnell solutions limited is an award winning software development company near London and which has successfully executed several database development projects in the UK.