Data and Storage Trends 2022

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Enterprises today want real-time, consistent, connected, and trusted data to support their critical business operations and insights. Any delay in the availability of data can harm businesses. Ever-expanding data volumes, new governance requirements, data silos across clouds and on-premises, etc., can cause enterprises to slow down on their data strategy and create business challenges. Therefore, data storage and protection systems remain critical to managing IT infrastructure.

In July 2022, the SODA Foundation, in partnership with Linux Foundation Research, launched a worldwide survey to understand evolving data and storage trends. This report uses survey data to guide end users and vendors on important issues, helps them be better equipped to make decisions, improve their products, and assists the SODA Foundation in establishing new technical directions.

This report was produced with support from the following organizations: 

  • China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)

  • China Open Source Cloud League (COSCL)

  • Chinese Software Developer Network (CSDN)

  • Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI)

  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

  • Electronics For You (EFY)

  • IEEE Bangalore Section

  • Japan Data Storage Forum (JDSF)

  • Mulan Project

  • Open Infra Foundation (OIF)

  • Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)


  • Linux Foundation Research

  • With a foreword by Rakesh Jain, TOC Co-Chair, SODA Foundation, and Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Research

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Open source communities are at the heart of an explosion of technical innovation, where industry leaders, engineers, and end users are collectively creating and improving the digital infrastructure on which the global economy depends.

With an extensive community of members, connections with thousands of companies, and hundreds of thousands of open source contributors, professionals, solution providers, and users, the Linux Foundation is in a unique position to investigate the growing scale of open source collaboration, and provide insights into emerging technology trends, best practices, and global impact of open source projects.

By leveraging project databases and networks, and through a commitment to best practices in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Linux Foundation Research is designed to be the go-to repository for open source insights for the benefit of organizations and governments the world over.