Many new database methods and tools has recently become available.
Before an alternative database can be used, an indepth analysis needs to be performed about the potential use and benefits for any organization.
This analysis includes:
1) the features / performances comparisons
2) applicability on existing installed hardware / software
3) costs / duration of a migration of the applications and the data
From experience we have accumulated the knowledge to perform these type of analysis.
Next to the database suppliers toolsets, we have additional tools to aid the migration process.