On-demand data points


Here’s what trend watchers are saying about the factors influencing the on-demand data warehousing environment.

1. After a few years of slow economic growth, data warehouse projects are backlogged. (Forrester Research)

2. Percentage of growth in spending on data warehousing is in the double-digit range. (Forrester Research)

3. The volume of data supplied by systems such as used at point of sale continues to grow exponentially. (Forrester Research)

4. Organizations have less and less tolerance for latency and are turning to multiple daily updates or near real-time updates, increasing from 2 percent to 24 percent among those surveyed. (Forrester Research)

5. Many enterprises are planning to consolidate data marts to simplify
architecture and cut costs. (Forrester Research)

6. A survey shows a 1-year increase of more than 60 percent in the number of authorized data warehouse users reported by enterprises, with a significant increase in concurrent usage as well. (Forrester Research)

7. There has been a 61-percent growth in the number of named users authorized to access the data warehouse, and 26-percent growth in concurrent users during the past 12 months. (Forrester Research)

8. On average, organizations support 320 users per analytic application and 528 users per data warehousing environment. (TDWI)

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Alan R. Earls is a technology and business writer based near Boston.