Whitepaper : Database Lifecycle Management 2016 Survey

A lot of attention has been spent on consolidation, automation and cloud, purportedly creating less demand for data managers and database administrators. However, the opposite seems to be true. In fact, there is a growing need for more database talent and expertise to manage growing complexity. A new survey of data executives, managers and professionals finds this is part of an increasingly challenging data environment.

The research, conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., covered issues facing today’s data shops. The 303 respondents represent a range of industries and company sizes. The survey, conducted among readers of Database Trends & Applications, was sponsored by IDERA.

Leading enterprises are turning to database lifecycle management (DLM) to address this complexity. DLM involves coordinated processes, tools, and people to optimize all aspects of the lifecycle of data including data architecture and modeling, database design, performance monitoring, administration, security, storage, and archiving.

In today’s complex and high-pressure data environments, organizations are asking data teams to do more with less. Data management challenges are growing in number and vying for the same staff to manage them all, making for organizations that are spread very thin. These organizations are looking to incorporate database lifecycle management initiatives into their processes, but this seems like still a new thing and a slow roll in most shops, amplified by a lack of staff and resources available to implement. In addition, there is a disconnect between what management teams believe, and the reality on the ground.

This whitepaper describes the key findings, growth and complexity, managing in the new data environment, what does DLM look like, and benefits seen for DLM.

Author: Joe McKendrick
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Joe McKendrick is an author, independent researcher, and speaker focused on information technology and data trends and markets. He is a regular contributor to multiple industry-leading outlets and serves as a lead analyst for Database Trends and Applications (DBTA).

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