CIOs, Developers View Real-Time Data Analytics Differently
The survey found 84 percent of CIOs believe their organization can analyze data in real-time, but only 42 percent of developers believe the same.Although real-time streaming analytics is becoming the lifeblood of today's data-driven economy, there are a number of disconnects in how executives and developers view their companies’ real-time data capabilities, according to a VoltDB and Research Now survey. The study of more than 150 IT professionals found most respondents (67 percent) said they believe their organization has the ability to analyze data in real time, but nearly the same percentage of respondents (66 percent) think that real-time apps are meeting business needs only half of the time. When the responses are broken down by roles, 84 percent of CIOs believe their organization can analyze data in real-time, compared to only 42 percent of developers who believe the same. VoltDB's chief marketing officer Peter Vescuso told eWEEK that the most surprising finding that the survey identified was the disconnect between CIOs and developers, noting the survey identified two main areas where businesses struggle.
"First, 29 percent of respondents stated that budget and internal resource constraints are the primary obstacles keeping them from real-time nirvana," he said. "In addition, interoperability and cost are also top considerations when implementing a real-time streaming analysis solution. Second, one in four respondents cited integration with current systems and one in five cited cost as the primary consideration when deploying a real-time application."