What is the best front-end and back-end combination for enterprise?
The answer is that there are so many languages, frameworks and databases now that can handle the task, so it comes down to which is the best setup for each individual set of requirements.
That said, we can get a better idea by examining popular databases and front-end framework solutions in enterprise computing today.
The current king of the hill in enterprise databases is Oracle. For large government agencies, international corporations and high-value data centers, Oracle has tremendous market share.
IBM’s DB2 is one of the highest quality, most cost-effective RDBMS platforms on the market.
It is ideal for companies running high-volume, high transaction workloads, and is popular in industries like insurance.
Microsoft SQL Server
This versatile database platform offers enterprise companies complete data management and powerful business intelligence (BI) capability.
SAP Sybase ASE
A stable, cost-effective, high-performance, low-risk database.
SAP Sybase ASE used to be known as Sybase, and was part of the database power trio: Sybase, Oracle and IBM. It lost share and eventually sold to SAP.
It is still widely used in industries like banking, but is not the shining star it once was.
For enterprise organizations with huge data warehouses, Teradata database fits the bill.
It features intelligent optimization which responds rapidly to requests.
It is popular in telecom companies and large retailers handling huge amounts of transactions per day.
Based on the open-source PostgreSQL database, EnterpriseDB (EDB) adds performance and security features suited for enterprise-level workloads.
Fast becoming a standard in web development, Bootstrap is a popular framework for HTML, CSS and JS development.
It scales easily on websites and apps off a single code base across desktop and mobile devices.
This enterprise level front-end platform used by eBay and Facebook is useful for creating highly responsive sites.
Foundation is a collection of frameworks for the front-end that creates attractive, fast sites, email messages and mobile apps.
The recent release of Angular2, a major rewrite in 2016, cemented its position as a go-to solution.
Like Angular, React has grown in popularity over the last couple of years, offering a series of new releases and development tools and enjoying increasing adoption for new projects.
It was boosted by Facebook’s release of React Native for creating mobile apps.
Ember also had a recent release in the form of V2, with the latest LTS release in November of 2016. It offers easy migration between versions and rock-solid stability.
Backbone provides structure to enterprise front-ends with features like key-value binding, collections with a robust API and views complete with declarative event handling.
These are just a few of the many databases and front-end frameworks you can choose.
The front-end you choose depends on a number of factors, but a solid MVC framework like Angular or Backbone is a reasoned choice.
The database and front-end is the core of an enterprise installation, but you will probably require more tools to optimize the system, possibly API middleware, jQuery, underscore templates and custom fonts.
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