Hidden Access Cost: The Database

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 04, 2013

All decisions have a price, but some cost more than others. Choosing which type of database for your access control system can impact cost greatly, but many do not understand the full impact of their choice. In this note, we examine database selection, and how a fundamental up front decision can impact the system for years afterward.

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