SQL Databases are Still the Industry Leader

Written by Tim DelChiaro on Posted in DATA

InterBase from Embarcadero is featured in DZone’s latest research guide, the Guide to Database and Persistence Management. This guide features articles from industry experts, key findings from a survey of over 800 developers, an infographic differentiating between databases, and a solution directory of the leaders in database and persistence management. Hide image
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As the amount of data generated grows, companies are facing new and unprecedented data management challenges. It’s estimated that the amount of data we currently have will double every two years -- making these challenges more difficult to overcome. DZone’s Guide to Database and Persistence Management is a valuable handbook for understanding and conquering the challenges posed by modern database usage.

Based on DZone’s survey, performance, scalability and data migration are the biggest challenges related to databases.

DZone’s research guide also reports that 37% of respondents expect that their data management technologies will not be sufficient by next year, and they expect to add a new database product to their software by 2016.

SQL Dominates the IT Industry

NoSQL is sometimes touted as “the next evolution in persistence,” by developers who were fed up with certain aspects of RDBMS, but today relational datbases are still a dominant part of the IT industry. Even with polyglot persistence approaches growing, most IT companies are using at least one relational database.

The strengths of SQL databases have been reiterated by many key players in the space and the majority of organizations and developers agree. DZone reports that 98% of developers are using relational databases, and this number is likely to stay strong for a long time.

Read DZone’s Guide to Database and Persistence Management to navigate the multitude of persistence options, while discussing the challenges of analyzing data in organizations.

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