database trends and applications, 8/12/19
We’ve reached the point where hybrid cloud arrangements have become commonplace in enterprises, and with this trend come implications for databases and data management. Hybrid cloud scenarios are now seen at a majority of enterprises, according to a survey of 229 data managers and professionals, conducted by Information Today, Inc. in partnership with Oracle. A majority, 54%, are working with hybrid cloud environments, compared to 40% exclusively with private cloud settings (“The New Data Management Landscape: 2018 IOUG Special Report on Data Management Trends”).
“Most commonly, now companies have a cloud-first strategy, in which all new applications should go to the cloud,” said Caio Milani, general manager of the cloud group at MarkLogic. “This means that most companies are moving to the cloud but not all legacy systems [can move] at once, which leads to a hybrid environment while they make this move.”
Hybrid clouds—which match the power and flexibility of public clouds with the security and local control of private clouds or on-premise systems—have become “the most popular form of deployment for new and re-deployed applications,” said Diane Clay, senior product marketing manager of cloud solutions and services for Hitachi Vantara. “Hybrid should be part of the cloud strategy and cloud roadmap for any decent-sized enterprise,” added Sash Sunkara, CEO and co-founder of RackWare.