Accelerated digital transformation has been felt in a variety of ways across all industry sectors for the past 2 years. Digital infrastructure resiliency and agility are crucial in periods of uncertainty and disruption, which many organizations are experiencing with the confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change.
IDC’s March 2022 Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) survey of 828 global decision makers found that 65% expect concerns about supply chain disruption, inflation, labor shortages, geopolitical tensions, and COVID variants will continue through much of 2022, restraining the pace of recovery in global economic activity through 2022 and into 2023. These decision makers see IT supply chain disruption and inflation-driven price increases as having the most impact on their IT budgets. Despite these fears, 80% stated that they expect their IT spending to be the same or higher in 2022 compared to 2021.
Collectively, emerging platforms and operational innovations point the way toward the need for more modular, “distributed-by-design” approaches to digital infrastructure architectures. Successful digital businesses will work to move beyond ad hoc hybrid and multi-cloud silos and enable more modular, consistent, and distributed-by-design architectures to take full advantage of the next generation of digital infrastructure technologies.
Along with potentially consolidating platforms and solutions, DBAs and data managers are drowning in a variety of tasks as they work to uncover important insights that drive digital transformation and growth. According to a report conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., in partnership with Dell EMC, titled “Managing Data in a Demanding Digital Economy: 2022 Quest IOUG Database Insights Report,” a number of mundane administrative tasks continue to consume a significant part of data management budgets.
Maintaining system stability—patching, fixing, and upgrading—is considered the costliest part of data managers’ jobs, according to close to half (49%) of respondents. Data managers aren’t taking the surge in administrative tasks sitting down, of course. Strategies to address this burden include database consolidation and adoption of cloud-based services.
The leading strategy being undertaken to mitigate time devoted to administrative overhead is the consolidation of databases and data centers, which is occurring at 33% of respondents’ sites. Close to one-third, 31%, are also pursuing approaches that virtualize or abstract data environments, including virtualization and cloud. Specific cloud-based strategies are the adoption of platform-as-a-service (25%), infrastructure-as-a-service (24%), and database-as-a-service (22%) solutions.
With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the countless options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help organizations progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards which provide the opportunity to recognize companies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.
Representative of the IT market itself, the categories in the competition are diverse, ranging from well-established technologies such as MultiValue and relational database systems to newer products and services for DataOps, streaming, and IoT.
Here we present the top three vote-getters in each category. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and voted!
BEST AI SOLUTION
BEST CDC SOLUTION
BEST CLOUD DATABASE
BEST CLOUD SOLUTION
BEST DATA ANALYTICS SOLUTION
BEST DATA GOVERNANCE SOLUTION
BEST DATA INTEGRATION SOLUTION
BEST DATA LAKE SOLUTION
BEST DATA MODELING SOLUTION
BEST DATA PLATFORM
BEST DATA QUALITY SOLUTION
BEST DATA SECURITY SOLUTION
BEST DATA STORAGE SOLUTION
BEST DATA VIRTUALIZATION SOLUTION
BEST DATA VISUALIZATION SOLUTION
BEST DATA WAREHOUSING SOLUTION
BEST DATABASE BACKUP SOLUTION
BEST DATABASE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTION
BEST DATABASE OVERALL
BEST DATABASE PERFORMANCE SOLUTION
BEST TIME-SERIES DATABASE
BEST DATAOPS SOLUTION
BEST DBA SOLUTION
BEST GRAPH DATABASE
BEST IN-MEMORY SOLUTION
BEST IoT SOLUTION
BEST MULTIVALUE DATABASE
BEST NOSQL DATABASE
BEST STREAMING SOLUTION