Snowflake Computing Survey Reveals Growing Investment in Data Warehousing

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sfby Angela Guess

A recent article out of the company reports, “Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, announced today the results of an independent, national survey of more than 315 technology and analytics professionals with responsibility for corporate data initiatives. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the goal of the research was to understand the state of the data warehouse and Big Data initiatives – including experiences, challenges and trends in data warehousing and data analytics. The State of the Data Warehouse research findings indicate that data warehousing is still viewed as a critical business component, in spite of its challenges. An overwhelming majority of data professionals characterize their data warehouse as very important for business operations (72 percent), and expect an increasing level of investment in data warehousing at their organization (70 percent). However, 97 percent of respondents stated major challenges when it comes to data warehousing.”

The article goes on, “Despite these challenges, Hadoop is not viewed as a practical replacement for the data warehouse. A majority of data professionals (64 percent) would not consider Hadoop as a possible replacement for any portion of their data warehouse. In fact, 91 percent expressed concerns about using Hadoop, with 71 percent citing lack of specialized expertise as a key concern. In addition, interest in Big Data is high but still in its early stages. The study showed that while 70 percent of respondents were interested in a Big Data initiative, only five percent of respondents actually had a fully deployed initiative and just 11 percent are in pilot.”

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