Leveraging Enterprise Data Management in the Cloud

Data is moving quickly throughout organizations. How to move, manage, and store all this data  is becoming a critical concern.

Joe McKendrick, research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Margaret Hamburger, principal product marketing director of database at Oracle, recently engaged in a DBTA webinar where they discussed cloud strategies and tactics that Oracle users are currently employing to manage databases in the cloud as well as to improve other capabilities while working in the cloud.

McKendrick and Hamburger discussed an IOUG survey produced by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle, called Database as a Service Enters the Enterprise Mainstream: 2016 IOUG Survey on Cloud and Multitenant Strategies,  that looked at what organizations are considering while adopting cloud computing, what they need, and more.

Issues with public cloud adoption include data sovereignty as it relates to the regulatory, legal, and privacy requirements posed by government entities, industry mandates, and organizations themselves; the ability to control over business-critical systems; and latency, Hamburger explained.

However, 55% of respondents to the survey said database backup and disaster recovery in the cloud has benefited their organizations the most.

“The economic impact of downtime is real,” Hamburger said. “In the cloud there are some technologies that can be used to backup and ensure recovery.”

According to the survey, 61% of respondents noted that they are moving archival data warehousing, as well as dev/test databases, cited by 45%.

“In my view, these are all workloads that need enterprise capabilities,” Hamburger said. “Enterprise capabilities in the cloud are really important to our customers.”

Many organizations also say they are saving costs by delivering database services in the cloud, McKendrick said. “Cost mitigation seems to be the earliest use case seen from the cloud,” he noted.

Other top reasons to utilize the cloud include the scalability and agility that can result in increased innovation and experimentation for organizations, Hamburger added.

To watch a replay of this webinar, go here.