With growing demands from businesses for real-time, analytical capabilities, maintaining data environments that can grow with these requirements is a necessity. However, according to a new IOUG survey report, many enterprises are limited by the licensing and support issues that often accompany database systems and hold the potential to inflict unexpected costs and expertise requirements.
And, while organizations are turning to the cloud and automation solutions to improve their capabilities in backup and recovery, the problem is that many data managers subscribing to cloud services are not making licensing costs enough of a priority.
These are some of the key takeaways from the recently released “2019 IOUG Data Environment Expansion Survey,” the latest in a series of surveys of data managers and professionals, conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., in partnership with VMware.
The survey, which covered 260 members of the IOUG, explored the infrastructure concerns and cloud adoption trends shaping data management for today’s fast-evolving business environments.
According to the survey, the size and number of Oracle databases is continuing to increase, and licensing and support is the number-one challenge for organizations seeking to expand the number of Oracle databases and applications.
In addition, the survey revealed that optimizing licensing costs by controlling the number of servers is the most critical infrastructure attribute at organizations when implementing Oracle workloads. And, when it comes to introducing automation to data operations, backup and recovery comes first. As public cloud adoption grows, much of this growth is driven by backup and recovery supporting transaction environments.
The 28-page survey report authored by Unisphere lead analyst Joe McKendrick, is available for download now.