SANTA CRUZ, CA, July 7, 2003 - The new Evans Data Corp. Database Development Survey of almost 700 database developers found that SQL Query, 67%, Stored Procedures, 66%, and XML Query, 56%, are the most likely database operations to be exposed or invoked through Web services interfaces. The most likely types of data to be used with database Web services are XML-structured data cited by 75% of survey respondents, followed by Tabular Relational Data at 72%. Text-Based Data was selected by 48%*.
Developers were evenly split between targeting Microsoft’s .Net architecture and Sun’s J2EE at 54% and 53% respectively. J2EE leads with those developers targeting it more than half the time at 14% compared to .Net’s 10% share.
“Clearly, Web services dominates the agendas of database developers. SQL Query is a mainstay for today's databases but it's interesting to see that a majority intend to use XML Query language as well. With so many different applications and data stores across the enterprise, developers that want to use Web services will need multiple approaches to reach their data,” said Joe McKendrick, Evans Data’s database analyst.
Other notable findings from the June survey include:
- Twenty percent of companies surveyed cannot have mission critical data restored in under 6 hours and 10% indicated that it would take more than 12 hours to restore. One in ten had to restore their data more than ten times last year.
- A quarter of survey respondents said that their companies had already extended legacy databases for access by mobile clients. Up more than 40% from last year and up more than 90% from two years ago.
- The percentage of analytic-capable data covered in real time saw a 40% increase in the last six months and survey respondents indicated a 58% increase in plans to make real-time analytics available.
- These multiple response questions allowed the developers to select as many responses as they wished, thus the total will not equal 100%.
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