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61% of digital architects report that previous technologies choices made finishing digital transformation projects more complicated — however 91% nonetheless rely on legacy databases to some extent, according to a new report by Couchbase. While 64% of digital architects are locked into making use of legacy databases simply because they have invested heavily in relevant expertise, at least 60% have either lowered their use of legacy databases more than the previous 12 months or program to more than the next 12.
Couchbase carried out a survey to examine how digital transformation priorities have impacted digital architects. The report discovered that the sudden acceleration of initiatives to digitally transform enterprises have place architects beneath each limelight and tremendous stress, offered that transformation begins with the heavy lift of modernizing information infrastructure and then fixing the application stack above it.
As a outcome, the stress on digital architects has more than doubled due to the fact the outbreak of COVID-19, with 48% of respondents feeling presently beneath higher or particularly higher stress to provide digital projects. Creating added hurdles, 61% stated that previous technologies choices made finishing digital transformation projects more complicated — in certain, cloud infrastructure (48%) and database (43%) choices. Furthermore, 64% are locked into making use of legacy databases simply because they have invested heavily in the relevant expertise. Yet, regardless of these pressures and hurdles, architects are nonetheless reaching final results, with almost half (48%) delivering digital projects uninterrupted by the pandemic (a positive sign, offered the current outbreaks of COVID all through the nation).
The investigation highlights the trouble of more than-relying on legacy databases. Even although most organizations think relational databases do not have main possible to revolutionize digital transformation, 91% nonetheless rely on them — underscoring the challenges organizations nonetheless face with legacy databases.
Against this backdrop, architects think the cloud (68%) and large information (59%) have the most possible to revolutionize digital transformation in the future — possibly simply because each allow organizations to adapt to an increasingly on the web and decentralized world. Respondents also reported which approaches offered substantial assistance or had been indispensable in meeting their ambitions, like moving from on-premises databases to the cloud (identified by 65%) the flexibility to speedily transform ambitions when required (63%) and adopting technologies that didn’t call for investing in new expertise (60%).
Read the complete Couchbase report.