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The Post-Relational Reality Sets In: 2011 Survey on Unstructured Data
There's no question that the era of Big Data is here in full force, and is being led by a rising tide of unstructured data - which includes non-relational files such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, multimedia, social media, messaging, and graphics. This report outlines the results of a survey of data and IT managers conducted by Unisphere Research, in partnership with MarkLogic. It details how organizations treat and manage this rising tide of data. Key findings include:
- Unstructured data makes up an increasing portion of organizations' overall data load.
- There are serious concerns about the way this data is being managed.
- Email and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) are beginning to give way to non-relational databases
The report also offers recommendations for organizations looking to improve the management of their unstructured data.