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Database Implementation Trends

Some interesting numbers from a large scale survey (716 IT decision makers). Here are the results as reported by Garber & Raiti:

. 91% of those doing analytics are experimenting with Hadoop

. 43% are virtualizing their main DBs

. Unmet need for 140,000 data managers/analytics workers by 2018

. 16% use off-site cloud providers

. 53% stated they won't even consider using a cloud provider for their main DBs (security concerns)

. SaaS Interest: 11% testing /production, 47% are experimenting, 42% no interest/exposure

. Overall Satisfaction with relational databases (1-sad, 5-joyous): 3.9

. Not interested in NoSQL 2012 vs. 2013: 60% not interested/not exposed dropping to 51%

. Database Firewall usage 2012 vs. 2013: usage rose from 50% to 57%

Garber, Chris, and Joseph P. Raiti. "Big Stack Poker." InformationWeek 8 Apr. 2013: 7

steve kurtz