Organisations of all sizes, in all sectors, are constantly asking more of their data architecture. Databases must do more, go faster, and adapt to changing needs. Cloud is coming to the forefront as the natural solution across the board. The transition has been underway for years, but with the coronavirus pandemic this past year in particular, the need for cloud has increased, amplifying its advantages and accelerating migration from on premises options.
Motivated to reap the benefits of cloud computing, a growing number of organisations are embracing a cloud native mindset when it comes to their databases, which enables businesses to get more out of their data while allowing the data to be accessed and used by applications at a fast pace.
This report explores the global state when it comes to cloud databases—gauging what a standard database architecture looks like today, how it is performing, and companies’ near-term plans on what to do with it. We’ll tackle IT leaders’ opinions around the benefits and potential hurdles that come with a cloud database, comparing real-world experiences of those already in the cloud, to those who have yet to make the switch.