Time series databases are on the rise, with TimescaleDB of particular interest to developers
"Just a few years ago, time series databases were somewhat niche in nature. Sure, if you were running a trading application within a financial services firm, you were devoted to your kdb+ (proprietary) database, but for most everyone else a general-purpose relational or NoSQL database was de rigueur. No more. The reason? The world increasingly demands that enterprises be able to query, analyze, and report on streaming data in real-time, not batch mode..."
Thanks to improvements, such as faster data loading to build graphs quickly, faster execution of parallel graph algorithms and the ability to scale up and out for distributed applications, graph is meeting or even exceeding its promise
"Graph databases are now clearly riding the upward trend toward mainstream adoption for which the sector has been waiting for several years. Much like the cloud in its early period from 1998 (they were called ASPs - application service providers - back then) to 2012, the speedy search database is picking up buyer after buyer when they try it out and come away impressed.
In naming graph DBs one of the 10 biggest data and analytics trends of 2019, Gartner predicted that the category will grow a whopping 100 percent annually through 2022..."
On-premises DBMS revenue continues to decrease as DBMS market shifts to the cloud
"By 2022, 75% of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform, with only 5% ever considered for repatriation to on-premises, according to Gartner.
This trend will largely be due to databases used for analytics, and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model..."
Of the top five database vendors by revenue, four are also cloud service providers -- Oracle, Microsoft, AWS, and IBM. The future of DBMS is in the cloud
"The days of deploying on-premises databases appear to be in the rearview mirror, or rapidly heading there. Microsoft and Amazon Web Services account for 75.5% of the market growth.
If you are a startup company looking to implement a new database, chances are you aren't going to license the software and install it on the server in your office. No, you will look at what AWS or Microsoft Azure has to offer, or maybe you will look at Salesforce.com if you are looking for a CRM platform system..."
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