The Evolution of the CMDB

The concept of a CMDB has evolved over the years from a collection of isolated data stores to integrated data stores to a single, central database, writes Doug Mueller.

Each time, it gets closer to being the source of record for configuration data without taking a toll on the infrastructure. However, those who have tried these approaches find that they have serious drawbacks that make them difficult or impossible to scale. A better alternative is the federated data model.

Learn about the evolution of the CMDB and the federated data model in the full article.

Doug Mueller is the chief technology officer for the Service Management Business Unit of BMC Software and a co-founder of Remedy, now a part of BMC.