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Imanis Data 2019 Predictions: The Year of NoSQL and Hadoop Enterprise Data Management

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2019.  Read them in this 11th annual series exclusive.

Contributed by Peter Smails, CMO at Imanis Data

2019: The Year of NoSQL and Hadoop Enterprise Data Management

In 2018, we crossed the tipping point for Hadoop and NoSQL database deployments. Driven by digital transformation, multi-cloud, and the need for more agility, enterprises globally have become increasingly reliant upon NoSQL and Hadoop databases for hosting business-critical applications.

Research from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shines additional light on this new reality, revealing that:

  • 38% of organizations report that they have between 25 and 100 unique database instances, while another 20% have over 100 contributing to massive data fragmentation.
  • NoSQL databases are now the norm, with 96% of organizations using a NoSQL database by the end of 2018.
  • Despite post-hype pessimism, Hadoop is still widely used, with 50% of organizations leveraging the technology.

With this proliferation comes the reality that organizations must be empowered with the same caliber of NoSQL and Hadoop enterprise data management tools for use cases including backup, recovery, archiving, database/cloud migration, and test/dev amongst others that they have grown accustomed to with their traditional relational databases. That they are seeking out precisely such solutions is further validated by Justin Warren who stated in a recent Forbes article: "We can tell that NoSQL databases are being used to house important data because people are now getting concerned about backing them up."

If 2018 was the year the market crossed the tipping point of mainstream acceptance of Hadoop and NoSQL for business-critical applications, then 2019 will almost certainly be the year in which global enterprises deploy enterprise data management for Hadoop and NoSQL to protect and manage these massive (and growing) workloads.


About the Author


Peter Smails, CMO at Imanis Data, oversees all aspects of marketing strategy and execution including branding, messaging, go-to-market, product marketing, AR/PR, and corporate programs.

Mr. Smails has a successful track record of creating new market categories and bringing disruptive technologies to market.  Prior to joining Imanis Data, he was Vice President of Marketing at Datos IO, where he established the company's reputation as the de facto standard in cloud data management for NoSQL, leading to their acquisition by Rubrik.  Smails held other executive roles at Storwize acquired by IBM, Smart Storage acquired by OTG Software, Dell EMC, HDS and Lotus Development Corporation.  Mr. Smails received his bachelor's degree in computer science from New York University. 
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:29 AM by David Marshall
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