Database market moves more and more to the cloud

Database market moves more and more to the cloud

The database market will increasingly move to the cloud in the future, says analyst agency Gartner. Three quarters of all database deployments to the cloud are expected to be made within three years.

According to Gartner, there are also few companies that still return to on-premise environments, writes Silicon Angle. The on premise market is disappearing more and more as cloud-based options become more popular.

New deployments

The cloud is becoming more popular not only because of its Software-as-a-Service model, but also because the databases used for analytical purposes are useful. Gartner expects that customers with an exponential growth rate will deploy new applications and migrate existing assets to the cloud.

These deployments include, for example, data warehouses and data lakes, but also artificial intelligence, analytics and machine learning workloads. According to Gartner, only 5 percent of these deployments are likely to return to on premise environments one day.

Cloud services can sometimes be more expensive than on premise solutions, but they also come with several advantages. It is no longer necessary to manage the infrastructure and workloads can be scaled up or down more quickly. According to Gartner, the cloud is more often seen as safer.

On premise

There are still on premise database systems that are growing, for example those of Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. However, this momentum does not come from new deployments, but more often from forced upgrades that are intended to prevent risks, according to Gartner. The vast majority of new deployments are made in the cloud.

Worldwide, the turnover from database management systems grew by 18.4 percent in 2018 to 46 billion dollars. Cloud systems accounted for 68 percent of that growth. AWS and Microsoft earn the most from this. Together, they account for 75.5 percent of all growth in cloud databases.

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