Data & analytics in the cloud continues to gain momentum and the migration of large organizations and small organizations continues to grow.
In my space, the data science space, in just four years, we've seen just going from 30% of companies being in pure cloud environments for data science to now it's almost 50%, and that number continues to grow.
Cloud brings a lot of challenges: maybe you aren't just in one cloud, maybe you need to work across multiple clouds, maybe you need to have a hybrid cloud environment or some of your data is on prem, some is in the cloud and the compute is done in different places.
There's a lot of exciting opportunities and cost savings and performance opportunities around the cloud, but a lot of challenges as well that we want to help you with.
If there is one thing in our industry that is as important, profound and pervasive today, as the internet was many years ago, that is cloud.
It is changing the way we do everything.
It has become the platform for infrastructure, for applications, and for data & analytics.
It is across everything you do, and it will become more and more important every year.
We have many, many presentations within the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit that talk about cloud.
They may not be called cloud, they may not be just on cloud, but even when we're talking about machine learning and artificial intelligence, we're talking about the availability of it and the use of it in the cloud.
In data management we get many, many questions from our clients about how or if the main hyperscaler cloud providers are going to take over the world, and how the software only providers are going to be able to compete with them.
That's where multicloud comes in.
Most of the hyperscalers run on their cloud service.
Whereas the software vendors are running on multicloud giving you a choice of platform instead of having you on one single platform.
And in fact, if you decide to use something like a software vendor across a multicloud, whatever cloud you pick to run that on, can be integrated with the other services from that cloud vendor, giving you more choice and more flexibility.