IDC: IDC predicts that radical changes loom on the horizon for database administrators. "Everything you know is wrong," the company warns in a new report.
Within five years, conventional row-oriented, disk-based systems that drive queries in a linear fashion will be replaced with new DBMS technology. By the end of that time, IDC predicts that:
- "Most data warehouses will be stored in a columnar fashion
- "Most OLTP databases will either be augmented by an in-memory database (IMDB) or reside entirely in memory
- "Most large-scale database servers will achieve horizontal scalability through clustering
- "Many data collection and reporting problems will be solved with databases that have no formal schema at all."