In the world of technology, nothing ever seems to stay the same. I know that’s a somewhat trite comment at this point but “C’est la vie.”
The database space is no different. Nearly every week some new development is announced. One day it’s a startup with a new approach to solving a tricky data-driven problem, the next it might be a new PostgreSQL extension that improves LLM and vector data processing.
It’s exciting… and hard to keep up with.
The Changing Database Landscape
What’s even more interesting is how the topology of how databases are used within organizations. For years, many companies invested heavily in just a few technologies. Even if their specific database wasn’t perfectly suited for a particular application or feature, it was usually cheaper to come close than to install a new database platform, hire people to maintain it, and invest in your developers to make sure they could use it well.
With the rapid growth of cloud hosted databases and infrastructure, however, that old norm has quickly changed.
At Redgate, we see many clients leaning into multi-database environments. Their application might use PostgreSQL or SQL Server as the backend, the accounting system still runs on Oracle, and the analytics department has begun to explore Snowflake for better reporting and customer facing recommendations.
Have you experienced something similar?
The State of the Database Landscape Survey
We’d like to hear what you have to say about the topology of your database landscape, and we want to give you first access to the data after the survey closes.
By taking a few minutes to answer the questions, you can help provide clarity on how our jobs as database professionals are changing and what skills will be needed in the future to successfully manage change.
This year’s survey explores a range of topics including:
- Database platforms and practices
- Continuous Integration and Delivery
- Database security and monitoring,
- Cloud migration
- Generative AI
- Platform Engineering
Whether you’re a developer, a DBA, or a CTO, your experience and perspective can help bring clarity to how our data landscapes are changing and maturing.
The survey is open until September 30, and we anticipate the full results will be published in early January, 2024. By filling out the report, you’ll get early access to some of the results as they are processed.