Who will come out in top in the ever-changing database technology ecosystem? That’s the question the 2016 Data Connectivity Outlook survey seeks to answer.
With change on the horizon, we as individuals and as organizations must be ready for it and embrace it, or we will undoubtedly fall behind and miss out on exciting, profitable opportunities. Take companies like Blockbuster and BlackBerry, both of which failed to embrace the changing needs of their customers quickly enough.
These companies are no longer relevant because the vision around the future of their respective industry did not go beyond the next year. They never expected that people would have the ability or desire to stream movies on demand from home or from a mobile device—or, in the case of BlackBerry, that an easy-to-use, touch screen interface would be the make-it-or-break-it factor. The software industry closely parallels this line of thought; those futurists who foresee the trends first and act on them succeed.
In this survey, our goal is to give you the tools and insight you need to plan for the future and to compete more effectively in the marketplace. We want to empower you to be a visionary in the database technology industry. In the 2016 report, we surveyed 680 global companies of every size across all kinds of industries to discover what their currently installed database is, as well as their planned technology direction for the next two years.
With this information, you will glean a vast understanding of the current data connectivity marketplace as well as future anticipated trends. You’ll also get a better understanding of how organizations leverage their on-premise legacy data to provide essential business intelligence.
We surveyed 680 customers in small, medium and large companies. Here is a breakdown of the regional distribution.
• North America- 62%
• Europe- 23%
• Asia/Pacific- 10%
• Latin America- 5%
Out of the respondents, there were approximately 9 industries.
Banking, Education, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare/Pharma, Manufacturing, Government, Energy & Utilities, Retail, Technology and Telecommunications.
In order to ensure a comprehensive survey, the participants spanned roles from throughout the organization.
Data emerged as the new form of digital currency and continues to dramatically redefine business and IT. Your primary objective should be to quickly and easily access your data wherever it is: legacy systems, databases or business intelligence systems.
If this sounds like a bunch of recycled mumbo jumbo that doesn’t apply to your company, think again. In fact, Jeff Bertolucci, author of 10 Powerful Facts About Data, stated that less than 0.5% of data is ever analyzed and used. Imagine the power of analyzing even 25% of data quickly and efficiently to make business decisions. That’s a 50X improvement.
The amount and volume of data is growing at an unprecedented rate. The sources we use to store and analyze this data are quickly evolving. You need to be ready to leverage this data on-premise or in the cloud whenever you need it, wherever you need it, from whatever tools you currently use. This is no small task but we hope this survey gives you an idea of how you should be planning for the future. Enjoy!
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