Buyer's Compass

Database and Big Data Security

As more and more companies are embracing digital transformation, the challenges of securely storing, processing, and exchanging digital data continue to multiply. This KuppingerCole Buyer's Compass will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for implementing the necessary security and compliance controls to protect your sensitive corporate data against a multitude of risks.

Alexei Balaganski

ab@kuppingercole.com

1 How to use the Buyer's Compass

This KuppingerCole Buyer's Compass on Database and Big Data Security provides information about

  • Use Cases

  • Functional Selection Criteria

  • Non-functional Selection Criteria

  • Technical Prerequisites

  • Organizational Prerequisites

  • Questions to Ask the Vendors

By focusing on the most important aspects of product selection during and RFI/RFP cycle, end-user organizations can more efficiently select the subset of available products to evaluate, based on the experience of KuppingerCole from our research and advisory services.

This document is not a complete guideline for selecting vendors but should provide an excellent starting point to streamline the decision-making process.

How to use it:

  • Identify your primary use cases.

  • Review the functional selection criteria – their weight might be based on the matrix of these use cases and the functional selection criteria.

  • Review the non-functional selection criteria.

  • Request information and rate the vendors on these criteria.

  • Ask additional questions of the vendors, as defined.

  • Define a shortlist of vendors based on the results and continue with the vendor selection process, with more detailed RFIs and PoCs.

  • Ensure that the technical and organizational prerequisites are in place.

There are related documents available from KuppingerCole. KuppingerCole Advisory Services can provide further support in the vendor selection processes.

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