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NEW! The Empowered Database: 2016 Enterprise Platform Decisions Survey
NEW! Perspectives From Leading IT Professionals: 2016 IOUG Cloud Security Survey
NEW! Consolidate, Virtualize, Automate, and Standardize: 2016 IOUG IT Resources Survey
NEW! Cloud Steps Up as a Data Storage Platform: 2016 IOUG Survey on Enterprise Data Storage Trends
NEW! Database as a Service Enters the Enterprise Mainstream: 2016 IOUG Survey on Database Cloud
NEW! Moving Data at the Speed of Business: 2016 IOUG Survey on Data Delivery StrategiesIs it possible to move data any faster than it now moves? There’s no question that the pace of data movement has quickened dramatically in recent years. This calls for new strategies for integrating data at the speed of business. This is the challenge as companies increasingly rely on data analytics in their decision making. A majority of managers and professionals in a new survey, 57%, state their business leaders now rely heavily on analytics in their day-to-day decision making. However, about the same number complain about a lack of complete information. Plus, most organizations are not where they want to be in terms of data delivery.
2015 IOUG Data Protection and Availability Survey In today’s fast-paced digital economy, no organization can afford latency in its delivery of information to decision makersor customers. Enterprises are under pressure to deliver serviceson a 24x7 basis, and their data has to be ready as well. However,while an impressive array of technology exists to deliver dataon a real-time, continuous basis, even those organizations withmultiple redundancies built into their systems and networks stillface challenges keeping up.
Data Integration for Cloud Survey In today’s diverse computing environments, data ends up in many different places, addressing many various demands. Data may need to be moved between on-premises systems and public clouds, between private and public clouds, between different hybrid clouds, or between different public clouds. The rise of big data—in its varying formats and files sizes, often required at realtime speeds—is proving to be an overwhelming data integration challenge. In the past, data professionals often could simply stitch together manual scripts, or plug in connectors or adapters to enable two different applications to pass data sets to each other.
The Rapidly Accelerating Cloud-Enabled Enterprise Survey With the rapid adoption of cloud and the emergence of thecollaborative development operations (DevOps) approach withinenterprises, there’s been a great deal of speculation and discussionon the future of the database administrator role. Some punditscited the ever-accelerating needs of enterprises to push productsand services to market as quickly as possible, and to leveragecloud solutions and automation to manage the data side of thingsas evidence of obsolescence of the DBA role.
DBA-Security Superhero: 2014 Enterprise Data Security SurveyWhen it comes to data security, today's enterprises are under assault as they never have been before. This year's Russian hacker breach by "CyberVor" was the most visible example of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands, but this incident was only one of many - the news never stops. The world needs a hero to step forward. In fact, it needs many heroes with the power and knowledge to step forth and do something about this problem. Database administrators are in the right place, at the right time. Data Security has evolved into a top business challenge. The challenge continues to grow and the villains are taking advantage of lax preventive and detective measures.
The Empowered Database: 2014 Enterprise Platform Decisions SurveyThe increasing size and complexity of database environments today is straining IT resources at most organizations, reducing agility, and increasing the costs and challenges associated with maintaining the performance and availability of business-critical systems. To address these concerns, many IT departments are looking for ways to automate routine tasks and free up assets. The use of virtualization to help accomplish these goals is well known. Likewise, the adoption of cloud services is becoming more commonplace, especially private clouds. In August 2014, Unisphere Research fielded a study among the members of IOUG to examine the current state of Oracle Database sites, including the key issues, priorities and solutions being adopted by organizations.
Managing Exploding Data Growth in the Enterprise - 2014 IOUG Database Storage Survey
Efficiency Isn't Enough: Data Centers Lead the Drive to Innovation - 2014 IOUG IT Resources Survey
Bringing Continuous Availability to Oracle Environments: 2013 Mission-Critical Applications Survey
Data Security: Leaders vs. Laggards: 2013 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey Executive Summary
This survey provides valuable information for IT managers and decision makers who are concerned with meeting demand for database services in a world where both the number of requests as well as the associated data volumes are steadily climbing. The survey has discovered that the database as a service (DBaaS) delivery model has started to take root in IT, helping the early adopters to address agility and cost challenges of increasing database demand.
It’s no secret that today’s organizations are awash with data. Data is streaming into transaction systems, appliances and devices from a wide variety of applications, and new sources including social media. Proponents of Big Data state that data contains veins rich with information for decision makers and the business, and many organizations have made it a priority to capture and use this data. However, what many organizations are also discovering is that managing and storing this all this data has a cost.While there is a drive across the industry to introduce new and more digitally compact forms of data storage, as well as cloud storage, these solutions do not get to the heart of the problem for enterprises—data needs to be managed more effectively, and tied closer to the business, from the start.This paper summarizes the findings from a survey of 322 data managers and professionals who are members of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG).
Enterprise Cloudscapes: Deeper & More Strategic - 2012-13 IOUG Cloud Computing Executive Summary
Big Data Visionaries: 2013 Data Science Skills Survey
Accelerating Enterprise Insights: 2013 IOUG In-Memory Strategies Survey
Closing the Security Gap: 2012 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey
Testing the Bounds of Data Governance: 2012 IOUG Test Development & QA Survey
Big Data, Big Challenges, Big Opportunities: 2012 IOUG Big Data Strategies Survey
Enterprise Data and the Cost of Downtime: 2012 IOUG Database Availability Survey For every organization in today’s always-open global economy,success means ensuring access to enterprise data whenever it is needed. However, business operations are often hampered by interruptions in the flow of the vital data required to make decisions.When evaluating your organization’s approach to high availability, you must consider a range of issues: For example, if a mission-critical database goes offline, how long will it take to get things back up and running? What are the business costs of the delays, and what can be done to mitigate or eliminate delays in delivering data? These are some the questions posed in a new survey of Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) members, which explored issues with planned and unplanned downtime, alongside database high availability and disaster recovery solutions. The survey, underwritten by Oracle Corporation and conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc.
Enterprises Advance into the Cloud: 2011 IOUG Cloud Computing Survey The role of IT departments and management committees in managing private and public cloud efforts has increased over the past year as well, reflecting the increasing centralization of cloud efforts within enterprises. IT executives, in particular, are increasingly taking on a leadership role in identifying and managing both internal and external cloud resources for their enterprises.An August 2011 survey of 257 IT and data managers and professionals finds more organizations are embracing both private and public cloud computing.
Databases Are More at Risk Than Ever: 2011 IOUG Data Security Survey More than half way through, 2011 is shaping up to be a record year for data breaches. Many information security professionals are concerned about the increase in data breaches; however, a new survey from the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) finds that many IT security and database professionals have not done enough to secure their data from either insiders or external entities exploiting insider access.
A New Dimension to Data Warehousing: 2011 IOUG Data Warehousing Survey Data warehousing is undergoing the most radical transformation seen since it was first conceived in the 1970s, and brought to market in the late 1980s and 1990s. Findings from a new survey of Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) members indicate that while most companies have well-established data warehouse systems, adoption is still limited within their organizations.
The Petabyte Challenge: 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey In this day and age, for many organizations, data is not only crossing into the hundreds of terabytes, but into the nearpetabyte (PB) and multi-petabyte range. In a new survey conducted by Unisphere Research among members of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), close to one out of ten respondents report that the total amount of online (disk-resident) data they manage today— taking into account all clones, snapshots, replicas and backups— tops a petabyte.
2011 IOUG Database Manageability Survey As the era of “Big Data” marches on unabated, data is coming from an ever wider range of sources, including transactional systems, mobile devices, sensors, streaming media, and social networks. This has placed tremendous pressure on IT departments to deliver database services faster and at lower operational costs. With this rapid rise in demand for database services comes the stewardship and challenge of managing multiple databases. A new survey finds that data stores are expanding in many companies, and this growth contributes to numerous daily challenges and pains in database management.