This IDC Presentation provides a view into the prevalence of NoSQL databases, and the impact they have had (and continue to have) on IT infrastructure. NoSQL databases form an important component of a polyglot data persistence model. To ascertain the perpetuation of NoSQL databases, IDC conducted a survey of 300 IT professionals. Highlights from the survey are as follows:
- Polyglot persistence is real: 59% of respondents have active deployments of NoSQL databases, and 28% plan to deploy them in the next 12 months. There are a wide variety of NoSQL databases in use (quite the fragmentation – IDC listed 21 such databases in use).
- There is an increasing tie-in to the use of SQL overlays and next-gen applications to complement such NoSQL database deployments. Databases are picked based on use case and application requirements.
- Infrastructure is still catching up, with older deployment models commonly used. Newer deployment models like containers are not commonly used but are on the rise because of the agility they provide.
Finally, IT departments still command influence over procurement. A shared database model is still very prevalent, in spite of the fragmentation. Line-of-business IT is gaining more influence, although corporate IT is still the dominant organization responsible for ongoing management.