Progress DataDirect Connectivity Index Reveals Rising Stars in Database Constellation

  Progress DataDirect Connectivity Index Reveals Rising Stars in Database

           New Survey Finds Newer Players Gaining Big Data Interest

Business Wire

BEDFORD, Mass. -- January 27, 2014

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced the results of a new report that
provides a comprehensive look at key trends and emerging technologies in the
database ecosystem. With the proliferation of Big Data and a myriad of new
database options, selecting the one best suited for specific business
requirements is becoming more challenging, according to a survey of 300 IT and
business leaders, analysts, developers and knowledge workers.

Respondents were asked which technologies they are currently using and which
ones they plan to implement within the next two years. The Progress^®
DataDirect^® 2014 Data Connectivity Outlook survey shows that while
established vendors still hold significant share, a new set of rising stars –
many of them lower-cost alternatives - are emerging in the data source world.
(Download the full report below.)

The Rising Stars in Relational Database Technologies

Not surprisingly, the mature relational database management systems (RDBMS)
from Microsoft (SQL Server) and Oracle are the most widely adopted according
to the report. However, the survey projects significant growth for emerging
alternatives such as the community-developed MariaDB as well as the SAP HANA
in-memory platform, over the next two years.

Rising Stars in Enterprise Data Warehousing

While respondents say Microsoft (SQL Server), Oracle and IBM (DB2) enterprise
data warehousing technologies are the most widely deployed, the survey finds
the largest future growth in this Big Data segment will come from vendors such
as Teradata, Amazon Redshift, Exadata and EMC Greenplum. Amazon Redshift, a
fast and powerful high-scale data warehouse service in the cloud, is projected
to double in use over the next two years according to the poll.

Rising Stars in Big Data and Hadoop-Based Systems

When it comes to adoption of high-volume distributed file systems, the study
found that open-source Apache, with its low cost of entry, is the clear leader
being used by more than 45% of respondents. Vendors such as Microsoft (HD
Insights) and Cloudera are the next closest competitors to Apache, each being
used by more than 20% of the respondents.

Rising Stars in NoSQL, NewSQL and Non-Relational Databases

The brightest star in the constellation of cloud-based data and databases for
purpose-built workloads is clearly MongoDB, which is used by 39% of survey
participants. A solid second is SQLFire – an in-memory SQL database from
VMWare – used by 20% of respondents. Several other databases, such as
Cassandra and HBase also were reported to have a definitive presence.

About the Survey Sample

Progress conducted an online poll of 300 existing customers from small to
medium-sized businesses. The respondents were located around the world, with
62% from North America, 17% from Europe, 15% from Asia and 5% from South
America. Those responding held a number of titles including Developer, CXO, IT
Management, Architect, Line of Business Leader and Project or Program Manager.

Download the 2014 Data Connectivity Outlook here.

Executive Quote:

Tony Fisher, vice president of data collaboration and integration atProgress,
said, “Nearly every organization is in an uphill battle with increasing
volumes of data. Adding to the complexity are the seemingly endless options
for managing and effectively using this information -- whether on-premise or
in the cloud. Our goal with the Progress DataDirect 2014 Data Connectivity
Outlook is to offer a high-level perspective on how businesses are getting
actionable insight from their data, based on what customers have implemented
or are planning to implement.”

Additional Resources:

Progress Corporate Blog

Progress DataDirect Blog

Progress Customer Stories

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About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation(NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that
simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications
on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device,to any data
source,with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of
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