Part of me wonders why we focus our trend and market predictions at the beginning and end of each year, when we all know these changes are fluid, and don’t happen according to a perfect calendar date. But it’s important to constantly evaluate the changes we are seeing, and understand where they will take us next. And in that spirit, I’d like to share three market predictions my team and I believe will come to pass in 2018 and beyond.
1. Expectations for database systems have expanded beyond relational to include alternative models.
Non-relational database technology, such as NoSQL and Hadoop, have emerged over the last few years. However, now the expectation is that leading database platforms can provide a wider range of capabilities and address the broader range of use cases and workloads that these non-relational technologies have enabled.