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DBA Trends Survey – Part 3 of 3 – Cloud

DBA Trends Survey – Part 3 of 3 – Cloud

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


How long has your organization managed relational databases in the cloud?
More than 1 year but less than 2 years — 46%
More than 2 years but less than 4 years — 24%
Less than 1 year — 23%

What was the primary reason you chose to manage at least some structured relational data in the cloud?
Increase flexibility -34%
Reduce licensing costs -30%
Support a new use case -21%

Approximately how much relational data does your organization manage in the cloud?
Less than 1TB -27%
1 – 99TB -37%
100TB – 499TB -28%

Of all the structured data under management in your organization, approximately what percentage is managed in the cloud?
0 to 10% 128%
>10%=25% -35%
>25%=50% -31%

How fast is the volume of data under management in your cloudbased relational database management systems growing annually?
0 to 10% -19%
>10%=25% -30%
>25%=50% -34%

What do you consider to be the most important responsibilities for DBAs in managing databases in the cloud? (Multiple responses allowed.)
Performance -66%
Capacity Planning -42%
Security -42%

I was a bit surprised that 23% of users responding to the survey had used relational databases in the cloud < 1 year. I thought many, many, more companies were slow to putting SQL Server data in the cloud.