There have been many trends in business and especially Database Management over the years. Some come and some go, but there are trends that are current and are most pressing at the moment.
Here are some trends that Database Management sees on a daily basis: The rise of the non-relational database, more flows of real-time data, data distributed to mobile devices, multi-data models on a single platform, open-source choices multiply, (DBaaS) Database as a Service, Business Intelligence analytics, Predictive APIs, (IoT) Internet of Things, and hiring difficulties are getting worse.
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