MySQL Usage Grows by More Than 30% in Six Months
SANTA CRUZ, CA, January 5, 2004 - The latest Database Development Survey from Evans Data Corporation has found that Microsoft SQL Server and Access continue to dominate database development but open source databases are gaining strength. Microsoft SQL Server and Access usage has grown by six percent while MySQL usage has increased by more than 30% in the last year.
According to the survey the most important criteria for selecting a database are reliability, total cost of ownership and the ability to integrate the database into the existing environment.
"Concerns over stability, expense and how well a database plays with others are leading a quickly growing number of developer's companies to seriously consider and implement an open source database solution, we expect this trend to continue as the open source offerings are continually improved upon," said Joe McKendrick, Evans Data's database analyst.
Other findings from the December survey of almost 550 database developers:
- Sixty two percent of database developers would expect to realize some cost savings by implementing Linux. A quarter expect modest savings of 10% or less but more than 10% expect to save more than 50% over their current operating system expenses.
- Business Performance analysis is the most performed database analysis and has grown by almost 20% in the last year. The next most performed analyses on stored data were financial analysis and customer life-cycle analysis.
- Twelve percent of companies say they have either deployed or plan a grid computing implementation within the next year. Another 9% expect to deploy a grid computing strategy in the next two years.
- Only 14% of survey respondents estimate being able to restore mission critical data in under 5 minutes.The most likely period of time it would take to restore mission critical database applications is 1-6 hours with 27%, 6-30 minutes was next with 26% and 31-60 minutes was third with 19%.
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