Few weeks before, I’ve provided an overview on NoSQL databases mentioning the key features, classifications and use cases. Coming back to this topic today, I’m summarizing the key trends that Pundits are noticing with respect to the NoSQL technologies in 2014 and beyond.
- NoSQL is racing – The NoSQL database market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 60% till 2017*. Major enterprises are already putting NoSQL datastores in key line of business applications.
- It’s about use case – NoSQL technology is filling the gap for many applications where transaction consistency concern is secondary to scalability, agility, variability and performance gains. There is no one-size-fits-all approach here. Each NoSQL database is fit to serve a particular business case.
- Hybrid ecosystem – Now it is about managing all data, not only Big Data. Enterprise is looking for a data hub – a hybrid ecosystems where all data will be stored from everywhere. In this hybrid ecosystem both relational and non-relational data stores coexist, correlate and complement each other (called polyglot persistence).
- Renewed focus on security – Customers are demanding tighter security and data protection. To address this, database vendors are offering features like Transparent data encryption (TDE), file/block level encryption, de-identification techniques for data masking, and process-based access control lists (ACLs).
- Marrying with cloud – Pushing databases into the cloud is going to be mainstream. NoSQL databases are perfect fit for the cloud, relational databases are catching up too.
- Bridge the gap with SQL – You cannot ignore SQL language! Many vendors are trying to bridge the gap between SQL and NoSQL code – offering ways to write SQL syntax on the top and giving cross-node scalability with support for SQL queries and even providing ACID capabilities. Example: FoundationDB.
- Focus on data virtualization – Data Virtualization is expected to gain more importance in the hybrid ecosystem where several disparate, multi-layered data sources physically coexist.
- Consolidations on the way – More M&A are expected to consolidate the NoSQL market.
What you are thinking? Let me know and I’ll add to the list.
Further reading / related articles:
- Top Trends in Database Management – White Paper By Patric Gates (datAvail)- Feb 2013
- Trends in Big Data a Forecast for 2014 – CSC : http://goo.gl/lReYzb
- 5 Big Business Intelligence Trends For 2014 – InformationWeek : http://goo.gl/kUzn5B
* source: Silicon Angle 2013