Data Growth No Longer “Doubling Each Year”

While concern about data "doubling each year" is a common IT refrain, there may be signs that it is not quite that bad. According to the results of a recent online survey by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., in which 461 database professionals participated, 63.8% of respondents' companies experienced 0-24% data growth last year. Also, according to the survey, 16.2% of respondents' organizations had data growth of 25-49%, and only 7.1% had data growth of 50-100% last year. At the extremes, 9.5% of respondents' companies had no increase or decline, and 3.4% had data growth of more than 100%.

For the current year, 60% of respondents anticipate data growth of 0-24% at their companies, while 20% of respondents anticipate data growth in the neighborhood of 25-49%, and 11% expect data growth in the 50-100% range. At the far end of the spectrum, 6.2% of respondents expect no increase or decline, and 4.8% expect data growth of more than 100%.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with GoldenGate Software, a leading provider of high availability and real-time data integration solutions. For more information about GoldenGate, go here.

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