Why IT Is Increasing Spending for Data Warehouses

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-13-2015 Email

The vast majority of organizations are increasing their investment in data warehouses, according to a recent survey from Snowflake Computing. In many cases, they're motivated to do so after struggling with challenges related to their current solution: Some warehouses aren't adequately scaling to handle data and user growth. Others are too expensive to operate and maintain. The cloud, of course, remains a comparatively affordable option, with greater potential to scale on demand while allowing for shared access to data. Yet, while IT departments see great potential in cloud-based data warehouses, a minority of organizations actually use one. (Most of them cite concerns about data security as the primary hurdle here.) The survey also presents intriguing findings about big data overall, as respondents said their companies are interested in big data. But surprisingly few of them have actually acquired big data tools. Nearly 320 professionals who are responsible for data initiatives took part in the research, which was conducted by Dimensional Research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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