A framework for multi-tenant database adoption based on the influencing factors

Olumuyiwa Oluwafunto Matthew, Kevan Buckley, Mary Garvey

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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 inhouse 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

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • multi-tenant
  • database as a service
  • scalability
  • flexibility
  • factor
  • framework
  • adoption


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