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Carl W. Olofson

Research Vice President, Data Management Software

Carl Olofson has performed research and analysis for IDC since 1997, and manages IDC’s Database Management Software service, as well as supporting the Data Integration Software service. Mr. Olofson’s research involves following sales and technical developments in the structured data management (SDM) markets, including database management systems (DBMS), dynamic data management systems, database development and management software, and dynamic data grid managers, including the vendors of related tools and software systems. Mr. Olofson also contributes to Big Data research and provides specialized coverage of Hadoop and other Big Data technologies. Mr. Olofson advises clients on market and technology directions as well as performing supply and demand-side primary research to size, forecast, and segment the database and related software markets.

BACKGROUND

Mr. Olofson has worked in the IT industry since 1978, including two years of application development consulting, 10 years of database and tools software development, four years of product consulting, and three years as a senior product manager. His career has been dedicated to effective and practical data and metadata design, development, and management for enterprises.

EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • B.S. in Communications from Boston University
  • Spoke at numerous user conferences, including Teradata PARTNERS, Oracle OpenWorld, and IBM World of Watson
  • Quoted in a variety of publications, including Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Investor's Business Daily, San Jose Mercury-News, ZDNet, USA Today, and Computerworld
  • Received IDC's highest award, the James Peacock Memorial Award for professional excellence in market research in 2000
SAP held its annual TechEd conference in Las Vegas in September 2017, announcing the addition of new services to SAP Cloud Platform while extending the company's digital innovation system, SAP Leonardo. This IDC Link specifically targets SA...
On September 14, 2017, Oracle announced fiscal 1Q18 earnings. Oracle's cloud portfolio (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS in the public cloud, single-tenant cloud, and managed cloud hosting) collectively grew 51% YoY in constant currency (CC) to record ...
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Cloud Database Adoption Trends

Nov 2017 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US42074617

by: Carl W. Olofson

This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the responses to a question regarding impediments to the migration of production databases to the cloud. IDC surveyed 501 respondents in the first half of 2017, a quarter of whom indicated that the migrati...
SAP Opens Up with Data Hub

Nov 2017 - Market Note - Doc # US43183317

by: Stewart BondCarl W. Olofson

This IDC Market Note summarizes data-oriented announcements made by SAP during its annual developer conference TechEd, held September 25-29, 2017, in Las Vegas, focusing on SAP Data Hub: a new governance, pipelining, and sharing software pr...
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