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What is Microsoft’s Dataverse, and Why Will You Want to Use It for Your Next Custom Application?

Does the world need another new database?!? In the case of Microsoft Dataverse, the surprising answer may be YES.


Imagine having a relational database that follows industry standardized naming conventions, delivers exceptional performance for business automation, is highly scalable and secure, and is cost-effective with prices at a fraction of the cost of databases such as Oracle and SQL Server. In this article, we will explore the concept of Microsoft's Dataverse and why it has become a compelling choice for building highly customizable applications.

Streamlined Data Management

Microsoft's Dataverse offers a standardized naming convention for common data types, ensuring consistent and streamlined data management across applications. For example, you acquired another company and want to merge their customer data into your existing database. They called a record field the “Cell Phone” but your organization refers to it as a “Mobile Phone.” They say zip code but yours is mailing code. These types of inconsistent naming options create confusion and cause significant hours working to normalize your data. Dataverse uses industry-approved naming conventions so that your data becomes transportable to any other similar databases. This unified approach simplifies development and integration efforts, making it easier to work with data from various sources.

Super-Fast and Scalable Performance

When it comes to performance, Dataverse doesn't disappoint. Dataverse is architected to be the default data source for Microsoft’s Power Platform. This is the Low Code / No Code Business Process platform for all Windows Apps. Its underlying infrastructure is designed for speed and scalability, allowing applications to handle large volumes of data and complex operations efficiently. With Dataverse, you can expect lightning-fast response times and seamless scalability as your application grows. By leveraging indexing, caching mechanisms, and efficient data modeling techniques, you can also optimize query performance.

Cost-Effectiveness and Lower Support Overheads

One of the key advantages of leveraging Microsoft's Dataverse is its cost-effectiveness compared to traditional database solutions like Oracle and SQL Server. Dataverse provides a cost-efficient alternative without compromising on essential features and capabilities. By using Dataverse, you can significantly reduce licensing and maintenance costs associated with other database platforms.

Highly Customizable Application Development

With Dataverse, developers and organizations gain access to a powerful and flexible platform for creating highly customizable applications. The platform offers a wide range of tools, frameworks, and APIs that empower developers to tailor the application to their unique requirements. From data modeling to user interface customization, Dataverse provides extensive capabilities for customization and extension.




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