There’s almost unanimous agreement that availability and performance are the most important services data shops can deliver. Big data keeps getting bigger, and growing faster by the year.
A new study sponsored by Quest Software finds that databases continue to expand in size and complexity, while at the same time, more enterprises are turning to cloud-based resources to keep information highly available.
While a multi-terabyte database was seen as exclusive to large enterprises just a few years ago, close to half of data managers currently have databases exceeding 10TB, according to the survey conducted by Unsiphere Research.
Close to one-third, 30%, of respondents manage databases exceeding 50TB in size.
The presence of such massive amounts of data means greater care needs to be taken in keeping information highly available, without the loss of current data in the event of incidents or performance slowdowns. availability is the data issue most likely to keep respondents up at night, the survey shows. Close to two-thirds, 63%, say the availability of applications is an “extremely critical” concern for them.
The 18-page report, authored by Unisphere lead analyst Joe McKendrick, includes the views and experiences of 285 IT decision makers.
To download the report, “Achieving Your 2018 Database Goals Through Replication: Real-World Market Insights and Best Practices,” go here.