The marketplace is fast changing and increasingly competitive for businesses, and more efficiency and increased productivity are the key to success. Organizations now need to make use of all resources to the optimum, and considering these resources, data, i.e., information is considered to be one of the most valuable resources of the times. In this article, by focusing on the need for data management, we are discussing some 2019 technology trends that are transforming the data management landscape.
A more collaborative approach
The first 2019 technology trend is related to the collaborative approach. Modern-day businesses are now moving away from the traditional top-down IT structures by deploying a more hierarchical governance model in order to modernize their data management environments. The top enterprises are embracing newer and more innovative consultative approaches aiming at a smarter and more efficient operational model in order to gain a more competitive edge.
In this approach, top management is not focusing on dictating as to what tools the employees can use and explaining how they should be deployed at work, instead of asking them to come forward and contribute at the ground level as to how they can work the best and bring more output. This contributory business management makes more benefits as everyone takes ownership. Let’s continue with the other technology trends.
BYOD (Bring your own device)
Another 2019 technology trend will be BYOD concept. As a more flexible approach is tried out in technology administration, the BYOD concept is also maturing and becoming a key element in data management. The users can go with their most preferred device as it doesn’t matter; they are on their iPhone or Android phone, or access data from their home Windows PC or a Linux machine. With this, the organizations are getting more benefitted from increased productivity and also reduced cost on hardware and infrastructure.
Considering this change towards BYOD, the only thing to be taken care of in enterprise database management is data security. In fact, the modern-day database management systems are taking care of this requirement well, especially in a multi-device data handling environment. With many big-scale enterprise data management providers like the AirWatch of VMware and Intune of Microsoft etc. available, the IT department of organizations is able to manage data in multi-device environments better.
Outsourcing is another one of 2019 technology trends. Considering the above changes, we can clearly see that organizational infrastructure is now becoming more and more diversified. With this, outsourcing of data management is also growing largely in popularity, which enables businesses not only to cut cost but also can get the best from technological advancements. Enterprises can now outsource their data management functions to be handled by experts and thereby reduce their operational costs. Putting tasks like data retention, confidentiality, access, security, back-up, and disaster recovery in spotlight, data management services now offer comprehensive solutions in enterprise data management.
Professional managed services possess the capability to support and integrate a wide range of changing technology mix to optimize the output. With an increasing number of cybercrimes and data security breaches, managed service providers offer 24×7 monitoring and anytime support to resolve any issues instantly and effectively deal with any unforeseen events. They also offer reduced downtime, solid data back-up, hassle-free recovery, and online support by experts. Leaving it to them, enterprise administrators can focus more on the productivity of their teams and other operational aspects.
Newer options in data storage
Data storage is changing largely with the advent of cloud technology and the ways how which organizations are approaching the data storage. We can see that there is a large uptake of IaaS (the Infrastructure as a Service) lately in which the users can move on to flexible and easy to handle offsite infrastructure than investing big on on-site database storage infrastructure, maintenance, and administration. With IaaS, you need to pay only for what you use. With cloud storage, all sizes of organizations can adopt pay per use storage models by opting for the hardware of their choice. More importantly, you can scale up or down the storage needs anytime without any restriction.
Hybrid database storage solutions are also gaining largely in popularity, which effectively combines the flexibility of on-site storage for the most business-critical data and choosing cheaper private cloud storage for the less sensitive bulk data. Another approach is of tiered storage, which enterprises started using largely lately. In this mechanism, different data categories are assigned to various types of storage solutions, which ultimately reduce the overall data storage cost. Flash technology in data storage is also evolving, similar to the Flash memory we are used to, which is expected to upgrade the system performance. In all these cases, costs will continue to fall for sure, and we can also expect much easier data transfer.
As we have seen some technological changes which may derive the future of database management, let’s further discuss some random trends we have started seeing already.
More focus on data security
Irrespective of your size, any organization handles data is at risk. For data security, the administrators need to work closely with other IT team members to even the bottom level data users to ensure that the enterprise data is safe. The DBAs need to persistently work with the security team in order to get rid of any potential weaknesses internally, which would make the data vulnerable, including issues related to network, software, or hardware resources.
Mechanized data management
Database automation and mechanization is another emerging trend. There is a huge set of automation tools and techniques popping up in terms of storage, maintenance, updates, patching, upgrades, security, back-up, and managing the project workflow. In fact, this trend may surely have some restricted benefits as database management always demand a fair amount of human interaction in order to run it perfectly.
SQL vs. NoSQL
This is one of the most controversial discussion topics in 2019 when it comes to enterprise database management. We can see that the latest database trends are more towards bridging the gap between SQL and NoSQL to enable the users to enjoy the best capabilities of both by finding a fine balance. There are various products which allow the users to access NoSQL database too in the same methods as the conventional relational databases.
Data is becoming the primary source of business intelligence, and big data is continuously changing the ways as to how enterprises manage data. So, we can see more changes in the coming years in terms of enterprise database management.
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