Database

The Rise of a New Analytics Hero in 2022

Every year industry pundits predict data and analytics becoming more valuable the following year. But this doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict. There’s actually something much more interesting happening that’s going to change everything in the analytics world: the rise of a new hero, the software developer.

If the past is any indication of the future, then what we are seeing is a major transformation unfolding across every industry: a changing of the guard, so to speak, of the ones who are creating value from data.

Survey: Businesses are struggling to manage hybrid cloud environments

Cambridge UK, December 9 – The big move to the cloud is bringing as many challenges as opportunities, a major database monitoring survey from Redgate has found. With 80% of organizations now using a mix of cloud and on-premises database environments, the survey shows that the focus of data professionals is shifting to addressing the difficulties of migrating to the cloud ahead of improving the performance of their database estates.

Use of database monitoring tools rises to record high, monitoring survey reveals

Over three quarters (79%) of database professionals are now using either a paid-for or in-house monitoring tool, a survey from Redgate Software has shown. This is an increase of 10 percentage points from the same survey last year and, at the same time, the 86% satisfaction rate with paid-for monitoring tools is also an all-time high, up 18 percentage points on the previous year.

The increase is partly down to the ongoing growth and complexity of database estates, with IDC predicting the installed base of storage capacity will increase by 240% between 2021 and 2025, and virtually every business sector seeing a big shift to the cloud.

Healthcare Embraces DevOps as Cloud Fervor from 2020 Finally Slows

The last year was challenging for every business sector, and none more than healthcare which was under enormous pressure to provide care while changing the way many services are delivered. According to data from the 2021 State of Database DevOps report from Redgate Software, the importance of IT in enabling and facilitating that change has been key to success for the healthcare sector, with DevOps adoption, cloud use and cross-platform database development all increasing markedly.

Technology companies leaping ahead in DevOps, but Redgate survey shows challenges remain

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 25 May – Having the highest DevOps adoption of all industry sectors, using more database types in development, and moving to the cloud faster are key factors in the strong business performance of the Technology sector over the last year. These are the highlights of a detailed examination of respondents from technology businesses and organizations to the latest State of Database DevOps survey from Redgate Software.

The high number of respondents to the survey – over 3,000 IT professionals took part in this, it’s fifth year – provides an opportunity to uncover insights at a sector level and compare those to the average across all businesses and organizations.

New SQL Monitor release gives organizations control on-premises and cloud databases from a single global dashboard

Cambridge UK, Thursday, 15 April – To help organizations explore and manage the advantages the cloud provides, the latest release of Redgate’s popular database monitoring tool, SQL Monitor, now supports Amazon EC2 and RDS, and Azure SQL Database and Azure Managed Instances as well as on-premises SQL Server. A new global dashboard allows users to check the health of their entire SQL Server estate at a glance and pinpoint issues with individual servers and instances, wherever they are, however large the estate.

Majority of UK Oracle E-Business Suite users are running old systems, research reveals

London. November 9th, 2020: A study conducted by the UK’s leading independent Oracle managed service provider, Claremont, has revealed that the majority of UK businesses using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) are running on old versions of the business critical ERP system.

Of the 154 IT professionals polled, almost two-thirds (64%) revealed they are running on an earlier version that the current R12.2. With Oracle cutting off premier support to EBS12.1 in December 2021, this leaves these businesses facing potential legislative and security issues if they fail to upgrade prior to the deadline. More than half (58%) of the businesses polled claimed they did intend on making the upgrade to R12.2.

SQL trails NoSQL in the move to the cloud

BERLIN, GERMANY - In a 4-year longitudinal survey of over 18,000 data professionals, the “MongoDB Trends Report 2020” from 3T Software Labs points to the continued decline of SQL-only technologies and the comparatively faster move to the cloud for NoSQL than for relational systems.

Publishers of the report, 3T Software Labs - the makers of the leading MongoDB client tool, Studio 3T - note that the EU emerges as the global laggard when moving to cloud-based data management systems, possibly because of concerns about GDPR and privacy laws.

EnterpriseDB Announces Postgres Platform 12; Extends Leading Open Source Database

BEDFORD, Mass., December 10, 2019 – EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, today announced the worldwide general availability of its EDB Postgres Platform 12. This new version includes updates to the company’s flagship database management system (DBMS) and tools. These deliver scalability, high availability and disaster recovery that build on the capabilities of PostgreSQL 12 required for enterprises.