This is an article from DZone’s 2022 Database Systems Trend Report.
It is somewhat of a cliché to consider the data in your systems as far more valuable than the actual applications that compose it. Those applications are updated, mutated, retired, and replaced, but the data persists. For many enterprises, that data is their most important asset. It used to be simple. You had the database for the organization. There was only one place where everything the organization did and knew was stored, and it was what you went to for all needs. One database to administer, monitor, optimize, backup, etc. — to rule the entire organization’s data needs.