This IDC Survey presents results from a study conducted in mid-2017 to evaluate the state of adoption of cloud data management technology in the United States. This study also presents cloud migration challenges and benefits and highlights some differences between adoption among large and midsize enterprises. Migration of data warehouses, Hadoop clusters, and NoSQL databases (used for analytics) to the cloud continues at a rapid pace.
"IDC forecasts that cloud analytic data management software market will grow 10 times faster than the market for similar on-premises solutions," said Dan Vesset, group VP of IDC analytics and information management research group. "However, despite rapid growth, enterprises face both organizational and technical challenges to cloud migration. In the foreseeable future, hybrid cloud environment will be the norm for most large and midsize enterprises."