February 13, 2019
IT experts share insights into trends in the enterprise data market
Progress, a Bedford, Massachusetts-based provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has released the results of its Data Connectivity Survey 2018, which surveyed more than 1,400 companies and IT professionals on their key issue when they joined the Companies are changing cloud.
The lowdown: The focus was on five areas: data integration, real-time hybrid connectivity, data security, open source analysis, and standards-based technology.
The details: Some important results of the study:
• Data Integration: This has become the # 1 challenge for companies committed to cloud computing. Nearly 50 percent of respondents said that a growing volume of different data sources is a significant pain point. More than four in ten respondents (44 percent) are concerned about the integration of cloud and local data. This suggests that hybrid connectivity is crucial in real time.
• Data security: More and more vulnerabilities, penalties and regulations create new challenges and opportunities for data integration. More than 65 percent of respondents said they needed to meet one or more standards.
• Open analysis: More organizations want to query cloud applications with their preferred analytics tool or preferred programming language. On average, organizations use 2.5 different Business Intelligence reporting tools, underscoring the need for universal BI connectors.
• Standard based access: This becomes more and more popular with increasing data source volume. Currently, more than 50 percent of respondents use Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and / or Representational State Transfer (REST), an architectural style for building network applications.
The buzz: "Companies want to unleash the power of their data for a competitive advantage while meeting the highest standards of data security," said John Ainsworth, Senior Vice President of Core Products at Progress. "Different data sources, migration to the cloud, self-service BI requirements, and increasing regulatory requirements present challenges to any business. Progress DataDirect helps customers meet these challenges and develop the next generation of powerful data solutions and business applications. "