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What Makes BI SaaS Architecture Multitenant?

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I'd like to drill into some more details on my BI SaaS blog from September 2009. A key critical point to "what differentiates one BI SaaS vendor from another" discussion is what really constitutes multitenant architecture. Here are some initial thoughts to stimulate the discussion:

DBMS. There's got to be back end, DBMS architecture that allows for one of the following:

  • Automatically generate a separate DBMS instance for each client
  • Use same DBMS instance for multiple clients, but automatically generate a set of unique tables for each client
  • Use same DBMS instance and tables for multiple clients, but automatically assign unique keys to to each client so that they can only update and retrieve their own rows

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Posted by brice c | Monday, April 12 2010 at 11:11AM ET
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