International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

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IJITCS Vol.8, No.3, Mar. 2016

A Framework for Multi-Tenant Database Adoption based on the Influencing Factors

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Olumuyiwa Matthew, Kevan Buckley, Mary Garvey

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Multi-tenant;Database as a Service;Scalability;Flexibility;Factor;Framework; Adoption


Multi-tenant databases (MTD) are aspect of computing that has become one of the revolutionary technologies of recent years. This technology has helped to discard the large-scale investments in hardware and software resources, in upgrading them regularly and also in expensive licences of application software used on in-house hosted database systems. A MTD is a way of deploying a Database as a Service (DaaS) for the convenience and benefits of tenants. This concept is good for higher scalability and flexibility but it involves a lot of technicalities. The adoption of a MTD is based on some salient factors which can be grouped into four categories for easy understanding. A survey is presented in this research that involves a focus group of thirty respondents. The result shows the degree of impact each factor has on the decision to adopt a MTD. This paper also considers these factors and develops a framework that will help prospective tenants to take an informed decision about the adoption of the concept.

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Olumuyiwa Matthew, Kevan Buckley, Mary Garvey,"A Framework for Multi-Tenant Database Adoption based on the Influencing Factors", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.8, No.3, pp.1-9, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2016.03.01


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