As we can see, database management had undergone a constant evolution over the last couple of decades. There had been a wide range of researches and a handful of technology solutions in terms of database management. Database administrators and software industry had responded well to various types of challenges in this sector as a result of changing user requirements and the hardware advancements.
The erstwhile database concept of relational databases carried forward by SQL databases had significantly been successful and remain one of the most enduring paradigms in the computing sector. The latest challenge in database management had been the need for large-scale databases to process big data which is managed now by cloud databases for millions of users.
Changing needs in business data management:
There had been a huge growth in business data over the years due to data streaming technologies and the future technology of IoT (Internet of Things) may further expand this need. Mobile technology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data everything is expected to demand better practices in database management in 2019.
With increased market competition, organizations too are constantly searching for better storage solutions and advanced data management systems. There is more focus on data security as well as data governance too. In light of these, let us explore some of the transforming trends to be expected in data technologies for the rest of 2019.
2019 Data Management Trends:
In every possibility, we can say that data technologies have now reached the
crossroads of the process, business, and people. In 2019, this trend will further
bring forth a huge cultural shift in enterprises where DBMS will be more focused on perfectly managing the most important business asset data. Businesses may be more data-focused and the other assets, environment, people, stakeholders, etc. will be inducted into this data management culture to optimize the output.
Data Engineer’s Role:
Data engineer will be far above a mere database administrator in 2019, by being considered as an architect to plan the organizational data structure, which will be a key administrative profile. In the changing environment, data handling teams may not be able to function properly without the support of skilled data engineers. These specialists should have high-end programming skills as well as technical knowledge about one or more enterprise database management solutions. They may also gain expertise or work hand-in-hand with data analyst and data scientists to perform higher level data-centric functions.
On thinking of the next big evolution in data management, RemoteDBA.com experts say that it would be the need for enterprise-wide single-point DB platforms than the current disintegrated database solutions. We can see that this concept is slowly gaining momentum over the last couple of years, but there could be a scenario in future; probably 2019, where businesses may not be able to go further without having a scalable, single-point, integrated DBMS for perfect data sourcing and proper distribution of data across the channels.
Database Management Trends:
We may also keep in mind that the changing database management trends evolved from the companies which succeed in data analytics are based on data analytics. So, companies are now planning to invest more in the data management solutions with better resources for data analytics at the first point. From this point of view, some essential trends we can expect in data management for 2019 are:
– Enterprises focus may shift more towards decentralized data governance.
– The multi-tiered storage mechanisms will be changed to a data commonplace, which will help optimize the cost, time, and space.
– General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be practiced in a strict way
across various data pipelines to ensure higher security, data privacy, and
– Not just database management, but may other data-centric functions like
analytics and BI may be outsourced by all size of enterprises ranging from
small to corporate level businesses.
– May expect more hybrid solutions in database management like a public-
private cloud to increase efficiency and productivity with effective cost
reduction across organizations.
When it comes to database management, the primary needs may be for better
operational efficiency, more storage, quick crash recovery, and the ability for
concurrent transactions. This further necessitated the deployment of hybrid data systems and decentralized cloud networks. These systems may gain more in popularity by being less expensive to manage and also more efficient compared to the legacy database management systems.
As we’d seen somewhere above, the 2019 database management systems may be dealing more with the Big Data requirements. There are many excellent solutions already in practice to store innumerable data, and the advanced in-memory database management systems are offering ways to analyze the Big Data in real-time.
Data Security Trends in 2019
Business data security is a huge consideration. As the data volume, channels, and variety is constantly growing; data management could prove out to be a more challenging affair. Adding to it, there are strict regulatory norms also coming up in terms of handling sensitive data, which also mandates the enterprises to better care for data security and privacy.
So, we may expect a higher focus on concepts like GDPR and Data Governance,
which may tend to mature in the year 2019. GDPR ensures much transparency in terms of data management. It will become a mandatory need to integrate GDPR with the corporate business strategy and stay compliant.
By ensuring GDPR compliance, the customers can also be more confident about the private information they share with businesses. As of now, many of the users are afraid or misuse and data vulnerability, which will be largely covered by GDPR compliance. In 2018, the data management trends brought forth a lot of privacy concerns, especially related to the Big Data projects, which can further be a good source for some additional revenue in the coming years if managed properly.
To conclude, as all organizations are looking for more streamlined database
operation models to reduce cost and increased efficiency, we can expect database storage, management, and retrieval technologies continue to evolve in the coming year too. This will mandate the need for an organization to consider data management as a top-line business strategy than a side job as of now. CIOs will be more pressed to invest in cloud-based solutions with GDPR in place, and companies may also start experimenting more with the Data Insights as Service this year.
Author bio: Jack Dsouza at RemoteDBA.com used to post blog articles and web
contents about the latest technologies and changing trends in database