More than 600 data managers and professionals completed the IOUG's 2011 survey on database growth. All respondents to this IOUG ResearchWire survey were entered in a sweepstakes drawing to win an Apple iPad. Have you ever wondered if anyone actually wins these prizes?
Conducted by Unisphere Research in partnership with Oracle, the study found that almost all respondents experienced data growth over the past year, one-third reported that the amount of data in their enterprises grew by 25% or more in that time period.
In fact almost one out of 10 sites now possesses data stores in the petabyte range. For many survey respondents, the surge of near-petabyte data environments is dramatically changing the information landscape, and may also report increasing issues in the performance of their applications as a result of data growth.
Unisphere Research recently announced that the winner of the drawing for the iPad is Mark Brzostowski, Application DBA, Brunswick Corp IT - Mercury Marine. Congratulations to Mark and all of the other survey respondents who participated in this project.
The executive summary of "The Petabyte Challenge: 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey" summarizing the key findings is available to the public. The full research report is available to IOUG members.