How Next-Gen Databases Elevate IT Performance

How Next-Gen Databases Elevate IT Performance

How Next-Gen Databases Elevate IT PerformanceHow Next-Gen Databases Elevate IT Performance

For organizations to stay above the rising tide of data agility, they’ll need to innovate their data storage options.

Next Big ThingNext Big Thing

51% of survey respondents said their organization is considering the acquisition of a next-generation database, and 58% said that next-generation database deployment will grow faster than traditional database usage over the next two years.

Mass ProductionMass Production

63% of survey respondents from companies investing in next-generation databases have already deployed at least 10 nodes for these operations, and 28% have deployed no less than 50.

Biggest Benefits of Next-Generation DatabasesBiggest Benefits of Next-Generation Databases

Scalability: 81%, Performance: 44%, Lower cost of ownership: 37%, Flexible data model: 36%, App agility: 22%

Most Common Tech Functions for Next-Generation Database FocusMost Common Tech Functions for Next-Generation Database Focus

Analytics: 54%, Enterprise apps: 37%, Software as a Service: 35%, Customer information initiatives: 35%, Monitoring: 28%

Support Areas, Part ISupport Areas, Part I

60% of survey respondents from organizations using next-generation databases said they are doing so for testing and development environments, and 42% said these databases are deployed for production/on-premise needs.

Support Areas, Part IISupport Areas, Part II

40% of these survey respondents said their company is currently using next-generation databases for sandbox/trial environments, and 29% said they’re needed for production/public cloud projects.

Top Non-Tech Barriers to Next-Generation Database AdoptionTop Non-Tech Barriers to Next-Generation Database Adoption

Lack of knowledge/experience: 61%, Slow adoption of tech within company: 44%, Insufficient resources: 35%, Concerns about open source: 28%, Doubts about vendor viability: 27%

Growth SpurtGrowth Spurt

59% of survey respondents anticipate that their company’s database size has the potential to double over the next two years, with nearly one-quarter indicating that database size will expand beyond that within this time frame.

Persistent ProblemPersistent Problem

38% said their database operations cause app performance/availability issues at least several times a month.

Must-Have QualityMust-Have Quality

89% said data backup/recovery is critical for production applications.

Security StepsSecurity Steps

54% said they depend upon native database replication to protect against data loss within their next-generation database, and 42% take node-by-node snapshots.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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