Seeking advice from experts on how to persuade company executives to try TiDB

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Original topic: 请教各位大佬,如何说服公司大佬试用tidb

| username: tidb狂热爱好者

Convince the company to use it.

| username: tidb菜鸟一只 | Original post link

Is there a problem with the current database? If not, there’s no need to switch. If there is a problem, you can consider switching based on whether TiDB can solve the existing issues.

| username: liuis | Original post link

The technical architecture is meant to adapt to business development, not to let the architecture override the business.

| username: 裤衩儿飞上天 | Original post link

Let’s be realistic, if the business side is handled well (with enough kickbacks), everything is negotiable. :smiling_imp:

| username: xingzhenxiang | Original post link

My single machine disk is full, and the data is almost running out of space. Additionally, there is a bottleneck in write and query performance. I’ll use TiDB for indexing.

| username: Running | Original post link

Communicate more with the business side to see which scenarios the existing database cannot meet but can be solved with TiDB.

| username: xingzhenxiang | Original post link

If you want to persuade the company executives to try TiDB, I suggest you take the following steps:

Be well-prepared: Before talking to the company executives, you need to thoroughly understand the advantages of TiDB and how it compares to other databases. Additionally, you need to understand the pain points of the company’s current database and prepare some specific cases and data to illustrate how TiDB can help the company solve these issues.

Highlight TiDB’s advantages: When communicating with the company executives, emphasize TiDB’s advantages, such as high availability, horizontal scalability, and automated operations. Moreover, you can mention successful cases of TiDB both domestically and internationally to strengthen the executives’ confidence in it.

Provide a demonstration: If possible, you can provide a demonstration of TiDB, allowing the company executives to experience TiDB’s performance and ease of use firsthand.

Find supporters: Besides persuading the company executives, you can also look for supporters in other departments, such as developers or DBAs, who can provide more specific feedback and recommendations to the executives.

Explain cost-effectiveness: Finally, you need to explain the cost-effectiveness of TiDB to the company executives. Although TiDB might be relatively expensive, its horizontal scalability can significantly reduce hardware and labor costs. From a long-term perspective, using TiDB can bring greater profits to the company.

| username: tidb狂热爱好者 | Original post link

If you want to convince the company executives to try TiDB, I suggest you take the following steps:

Be well-prepared: Before talking to the company executives, you need to thoroughly understand the advantages of TiDB and how it compares to other databases. Additionally, you need to understand the pain points of the current database the company is using and prepare specific cases and data to illustrate how TiDB can help solve these issues.

Highlight TiDB’s advantages: When communicating with the company executives, emphasize TiDB’s advantages, such as high availability, horizontal scalability, and automated operations. You can also mention successful cases of TiDB both domestically and internationally to strengthen their confidence in it.

Provide a demonstration: If possible, offer a demonstration of TiDB to let the company executives experience its performance and ease of use firsthand.

Find supporters: Besides convincing the company executives, you can also seek support from other departments, such as developers or DBAs, who can provide more specific feedback and recommendations to the executives.

Explain cost-effectiveness: Finally, you need to explain the cost-effectiveness of TiDB to the company executives. TiDB’s relatively low price and its horizontal scalability can significantly reduce hardware and labor costs. From a long-term perspective, using TiDB can bring greater profits to the company.

| username: TiDBer_pkQ5q1l0 | Original post link

Are you answering your own question? Usually, an expert would ask how to handle large amounts of data without wanting to do sharding, and the answer would be to use TiDB.

| username: xingzhenxiang | Original post link

Self-questioning and self-answering, a self-entertaining post.

| username: dbaspace | Original post link

Why use TiDB?

| username: system | Original post link

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