New Enterprise Survey Reveals Strong Growth for Data, BI and Hadoop in the Cloud

In three years, 40 percent of all company data will be stored in the public cloud
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Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today released findings from its survey looking at the impact of the cloud on data and application integration. The survey queried over 100 IT managers and directors from medium- to large-sized organizations. The results detail current cloud usage and showcase the growing demand for cloud-based data storage, integration and analytics.

According to the survey, cloud Business Intelligence (BI) will increase sharply over the next three years from 19% currently to 73%. In fact, almost 40% of respondents noted cloud Analytics or BI as being “very important” to their organization over this timeframe. Hadoop-as-a-Service also appears poised for strong growth with 77% of the market expecting to use Hadoop in the cloud within three years. The survey also reveals that usage of Hadoop will double in the next year from 18% to 35%.

“With almost 60% of respondents seeing the enterprise moving to a public cloud for data storage, flow and analytics, there is a huge opportunity to help streamline this transition and optimize integration in the cloud,” said Ashley Stirrup, chief marketing officer, Talend. “The survey results reinforce the changes we are seeing in the market. From retail to banking, the move to cloud applications and analytics is happening across virtually every vertical and requires integration solutions that can run anywhere across a hybrid environment.”

While there is more corporate data stored in the private cloud today, this trend may shift with survey results indicating that public cloud data will jump from 27% to 40% over the next two to three years. Content from marketing campaigns and results is the most popular type of data stored in the public cloud today, followed by customer data, such as CRM and transactional information.

Today, the average enterprise manages eight SaaS applications. In fact, only 6% of the respondents indicate they don’t currently run any SaaS apps today, while 13% are at the other end of the spectrum running over 15. Oracle, SAP, Salesforce and Dropbox are among the most frequently noted SaaS apps in use today.

Respondents note that the most common barriers to on-premises integration are cost, complexity and skill shortages. While on-premises integration jobs are perhaps the most common form of integration projects for enterprises today, IT staff note that on-premises-to-SaaS is already the most common type of integration job requested by business teams.

Survey findings indicate that 72% of IT teams have integrated SaaS apps with on-premises apps. Those that have yet to do so, indicate cost as the prohibiting factor. Far fewer organizations have integrated SaaS apps with other SaaS apps, stating it is not currently an IT priority. For companies considering cloud integration platforms or integration Platform-as-a-Service solutions, data quality and big data top the list of key additional capabilities, while security remains the leading adoption concern.