The 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey, conducted in partnership with Oracle Corporation, includes input from 611 IOUG members and summarizes the survey results explore issues and solutions around managing fast-growing database environments.
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"For most organizations, it’s not a question of whether they will be expanding their databases, it’s a question of how much expansion to expect, and how to cope with it. The IOUG survey conducted in partnership with Oracle Corporation and including input from over 600 data managers and professionals, finds almost all are dealing with rapid growth, driven by growth in their business, as well as data streaming in from transactions, remote devices, partner sites, websites, and non-stop user generated content. Adding to this growth are regulatory and legal requirements that are forcing many organizations to preserve their data for seven, ten years, or even forever.
As a result, the total online data seen within organizations is not only going into the hundreds of terabytes, but now into the near-petabyte (PB) and multi-petabyte range. The reflex reaction by most organizations to this prolific data is to buy and install more disk storage. Smart approaches such as tiered data storage and ILM are on the horizon, but still only prevalent among a minority of companies. A sizable segment of respondents report that a majority of their data is managed within core enterprise databases.
As this survey shows, organizations are only just beginning to get a grasp of smarter and more collaborative approaches to better cope with the large amounts of data that need to be effectively managed, securely stored, and made accessible on demand to business users."
(The Petabyte Challenge: 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey was produced by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle. Unisphere Research is the market research unit of Unisphere Media, a division of Information Today, Inc., publishers of Database Trends and Applications magazine and the 5 Minute Briefing newsletters. To review abstracts of our past reports, visit www.dbta.com/research. Unisphere Media, 229 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. Tel: 973-665-1120, Fax: 973-665-1124, Email: Tom@dbta.com, Web: www.dbta.com.
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