New InformationWeek Reports Research Finds 53% of IT Pros Classify Database Licensing Costs as Overpriced or Outright Highway Robbery
Just 12% say their databases are a good deal, yet few are investigating cloud, open source and inexpensive NoSQL alternatives
Jan 31, 2012, 12:00 ET
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. The 2012 State of Database Technology report encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek's recent survey on database trends and guides readers in developing a smart database strategy. More than 750 business technology professionals responded to this poll.
The well-established data structures that have served businesses effectively for more than 40 years are showing their age. Changes to how organizations use data, as well as the sheer amount of data managed, have led to new hosting and structuring options, including NoSQL, semantic data stores and hosted warehouse environments. InformationWeek's 2012 State of Database Technology Survey tracks adoption of these technologies, investigates how respondents are securing their data, and gauges interest in cloud-based and virtualized databases.
- 55% of survey respondents say they will not leverage cloud services for their primary databases.
- 38% have no defined procedure for conducting a forensic investigation after a database breach.
- 37% are running their primary databases in a virtualized environment.
- 2% have Hadoop in production use, though an additional 37% are investigating or running pilots.
The report authors, Joseph P. Raiti Jr. and David Read, serve as the CIO and CTO, respectively, of independent consultancy Blue Slate Solutions.
For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/81/8637/Business-Intelligence-and-Information-Management/research-state-of-database-technology.html
"This report includes some interesting trending from our August 2010 State of Database Technology Survey," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "For example, in 2010, 24% cited the ability to meet complex database requirements as a top factor influencing their choice of operational database. For our 2012 survey, that number is up 18 points, to 42%."
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