According to an IDG survey, 87% of North American IT decision makers are trying to reduce database management costs, while 35% are evaluating or deploying alternatives to commonly used databases.
The clear majority of IT decision-makers are trying to reduce the hefty management burden of their databases, and many are looking beyond the conventional solutions in the market to do so. As a result, the enterprise database market will become increasingly vulnerable to disruption from organisations offering fresh approaches to database technology, pricing, and licensing, according to enterprise software innovator TmaxSoft.
TmaxSoft and IBM partnered with IDG Research to evaluate organisations' approaches to database management, surveying 119 North American IT decision makers from a variety of industries and company sizes. A majority (87%) of these are actively attempting to reduce the management costs of their databases using a wide range of different approaches, such as modernising IT infrastructure with hardware upgrades.
Significantly, over a third (35%) are either evaluating or already deploying alternatives to commonly used enterprise databases, such as Oracle and Microsoft's SQL Server. Joshua Yulish, Global CEO of TmaxSoft, commented on the findings and their implications for the enterprise database market: "Many ClOs and IT decision-makers are now focused on redirecting resources towards digital transformation and making their organisations fit for the age of cloud computing, predictive analytics, and the Internet of Things. It is against this backdrop that the heavy management load of most conventional databases has become a major concern.
"The need to navigate the complex licensing terms, convoluted pricing structures, and legacy technology of many of these...