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    DBA Trends Survey – Part 1 of 3 – General

    Everybody loves to fill out surveys. Right?  Ugh I just never found the time to fill em out. But then again I had to send em back using snail mail. You remember snail mail? Right?

    But some interesting stats from this research project By Dr. Elliot King

    Reference: DBAs FACE NEW CHALLENGES: TREND IN DATABASE ADMINISTRATION

    Which relational database management system platforms/brands do you have running in your organization on-premises?
    SQL Server 77%
    Oracle 69%

    Including both relational and non-relational database management platforms, approximately how many different brands of database management systems does your organization support?
    1-3 -60%
    4+ -40%

    What are the most important reasons for using multiple database platforms in your organization? (Multiple responses allowed.)
    Performance -72%
    Configuration -58%
    Maintenance -49%

    What is the total amount of structured data in your ON-PREMISES relational database management systems?
    1B – 499TB -63%
    500TB – <1PB -18%
    1PB+ -16%

    How fast is the volume of data under management in your ON-PREMISES relational database management systems growing annually?
    0 to 25% -57%
    >25%=50% -34%
    >50%+ – 9%

    I was a bit surprised that ONLY 16% of users responding to the survey with 1 PB+ of data. Seems like that would be easy to reach if you are keeping multiple daily, weekly,monthly backups, 7 years of data and source code and databases for testing, QA, pre-deployment, etc.

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