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Why Database-agnostic Enterprise Applications Are on the Way Out
Middleware agnosticism is the wave of the future, and the database platform is becoming part of the application. It has therefore become increasingly important

database agnostic applications  traditional approach, known as database agnosticism , allows the user to select an application and a database independently. While this approach may sound good at first, it sacrifices system performance and flexibility. The reason for this is that to support multiple databases, the software vendor must pick the lowest-common-denominator set of database features for the application to use. Often this results in less than optimal design, user experience, and performance. Focusing on a particular database

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