The results revealed that:
- 48% of those in the cloud choose to self-manage their databases, but 52% were comfortable relying on the DBaaS offering of their cloud vendor.
- 49% of people said “performance issues” when asked, “what keeps you up at night?”
- The major decision influence for buying services was price, with 42% of respondents keen to make the most of their money.
We found this information so interesting that we wanted to find out more! As a result, we are pleased to announce the launch of our first annual Open Source Data Management Software Survey.
The final results will be 100% anonymous, and will be made freely available on Creative Commons.
How Will This Survey Help The Community?
Unlimited access to accurate market data is important. Millions of open source projects are in play, and most are dependent on databases. Accurate market data helps you track the popularity of different databases, as well as seeing how and where these databases are run. This helps us all build better software and take advantage of shifting trends.
Thousands of vendors are focused on helping SysAdmins, DBAs, and Developers get the most out of their database infrastructure. Insightful market data enables them to create better tools that meet current demands and grow the open source database market.
We want to assist companies who are still deciding what, how, and where to run their systems. This information will help them understand the industry direction and allow them to make an informed decision on the software and services they choose.
How Can You Help Make This Survey A Success?
Firstly, please share your insight into current trends and new developments in open source data management software.
Secondly, please share this survey with other people who work in the industry, and encourage them to contribute.
The more responses we receive, the more useful this will be to the whole open source community. If we missed anything, or you would like to ask other questions in future, let us know!
So tell us; who are the big fish, and which minnows are nibbling at their tails?! Is the cloud giving you altitude sickness, or are you flying high? What is the next big thing and is everyone on board, or is your company lagging behind?
Preliminary results will be presented at our annual Percona Live Conference in Austin, Texas (May 28-30, 2019) by our CEO, Peter Zaitsev and released to the open source community when finalized.