by Angela Guess
A new press release reports, “75% of business product owners consider business agility to be the number one driver for strategic technology initiatives and 92% believe the database has a pivotal role to play in supporting such modernization efforts according to a new survey from NuoDB, the elastic SQL database for cloud applications. Given rapidly evolving customer expectations, organizations of every size, have no choice but to rethink how their strategies and infrastructure can support a culture of immediate gratification and this new era of digital transformation. With the increase in adoption of cloud architectures, containers, and microservices, the findings from more than 250 companies reveal a rising demand for a database that can deliver elastic scale while preserving both strict transactional consistency and a standard SQL interface. Even NoSQL users agree as 3 out of 4 consider strict consistency a vital component to their database system. For more insights view our survey highlights below, check out our infographic (http://www.nuodb.com/2016-database-report-infographic or below), or download our ebook (www.nuodb.com/2016-database-report).”
According to the release, key findings of the survey include, “Business agility is job number one. 3 out of 4 business product owners cite improving business agility as the number one driver for strategic technology initiatives. But agility isn’t just a business concern, 2 out of 3 technical team members also cited agility as a top-three business driver. But agility does not equal revenue. Respondents noted that business agility wasn’t correlated with revenue or competitive differentiation. More than half ranked “Drive new revenue” as the single least important business driver for strategic initiatives, and 2 out of 3 ranked “competitive differentiation” in the bottom three. The industry is divided on security and compliance. 25% ranked it as the top 1 or 2 business drivers for strategic technology initiatives, but nearly half (44%) cited it at the very bottom. Performance reigns supreme. When selecting a database to support digital transformation efforts, 82% of respondents noted performance was “critical” or “very important” while availability was a close second at 78%.”
Read more at Marketwired.
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