“A quarter of business data is now in the cloud.

“A quarter of business data is now in the cloud.

A quarter of all business data is now in the cloud. This is shown by a recent survey by the Independent Oracle Users Group in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, about which ZDNet writes. The survey was conducted among 202 data and IT managers.

On average, one in every four bytes of enterprise data is managed by public cloud providers. About half of all new database projects also go to these providers. But in the meantime there is still a large amount of data on-premise. Sixty-five percent say they’re likely to move to hybrid schemes in the next one or two years.


The survey also asked for details of the most recent deployment. This included the purpose, the architecture, the depth and the challenges.

The projects were aimed at replacing something that already exists functionally, instead of creating something that is completely new. 58 percent of managers say that the cloud is being used to upgrade or replace existing systems. 41 percent say that the most recent project was aimed at adding new functions.

In the field of architecture, 34 percent of cloud projects are built on a hybrid model. 33 percent is built on databases hosted entirely in the cloud. 23 percent of cloud projects were associated with Software-as-a-Service applications.


They also asked about the challenges that the managers encountered during the project. 37 percent indicated problems with networking and connectivity. 35 percent encountered skill problems in implementing and managing the service. Another 35 percent said they had performance problems with the service being used.

Finally, it was asked how deep the cloud projects go into the enterprise. In the beginning, the implementations were mainly intended for functions on the edge of the enterprise, for example for organizing the communication of sales. Now those projects are getting closer to the core of the companies. 41 percent immediately went on to support production applications.

For 27 percent of the group, this was the first public cloud deployment for a database function.

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