Global Study Reveals Search-Powered Technologies are Driving the Future of Digital Business

New Study Commissioned by Elastic Shows 8 out of 10 Data Leaders Agree that Investing in Search-Powered Technology Drives Results that Matter for their Organizations

  • 84% of data leaders report that the success of their digital transformation initiatives relies on search-powered technologies
  • 83% of data leaders agree that a single, integrated search platform would help reduce costs for their business
  • 85% of data leaders say they want to improve the ability to find information across multiple clouds and data storage environments


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch, today announced a new global study that shows search-powered technology is critical to the success of digital transformation and harnessing the power of data.

The study, titled Search-Powered Technologies: A Mission-Critical Enabler For The Digital Future Of Business, is based on a survey of more than 800 data leaders in eight countries. The research illustrates how search-powered technologies—the tools that enable the search of data across multiple sources—fuel business-critical initiatives, including cloud migration and utilization, cybersecurity, and customer experience.

According to the study, data leaders remain consistent on a future vision to integrate cybersecurity, observability, and enterprise search point solutions into a single platform, citing search-powered solutions that offer a breadth of functionality, including high storage capacity, a cloud-based platform, and scalability, as crucial to powering their digital transformation initiatives.

As organizations look ahead to the digital future of business, they need technologies that turn a growing volume of raw data from a variety of disparate sources into accessible and useful business insights,” said Matt Minetola, Chief Information Officer, Elastic. “Search-powered technologies provide the critical functionality to help organizations drive speed, scale, and productivity for the next wave of digital transformation.”

Data leaders expect a shift toward integrated platforms over isolated point solutions over the next three years—and they expect integrated platforms to incorporate a wide range of point solution functionality

  • 83% of respondents agree that using a single integrated search platform help them reduce costs for their business and 81% report that it enables them to give time back to their teams to do meaningful work.
  • 76% of respondents report that an integrated platform should include security, data visualization, and analytics solutions.
  • 72% of respondents expect an integrated platform to include enterprise search functionality.
  • 67% of respondents expect an integrated platform to include an observability solution.

The study further reveals that data leaders will require more from search-powered technologies as their organizations continue their digital transformation journeys. To remain competitive, they will need comprehensive, flexible, and integrated cloud-based search solutions that enable scale.

85% of data leaders say they want to improve the ability to find information across multiple clouds and data storage environments to help enable IT operations, security, and development teams.

  • 84% of respondents are investing in search-powered technologies to increase the speed and productivity of their organizations and help them solve business challenges faster.
  • 83% of respondents report that search-powered technologies can deliver essential insights that hasten decisions and create a better user experience for customers and employees.
  • 81% of respondents report that alignment would improve in their organization if it were easier to find and share data.
  • 53% of respondents report that cybersecurity is a key priority driving their digital business initiatives, with data security issues or other risk exposures cited as the most common result of challenges with finding, sharing, and visualizing data.

Find more information and view the full findings from the Search-Powered Technologies: A Mission-Critical Enabler For The Digital Future Of Business study here.


The study “Search-Powered Technologies: A Mission-Critical Enabler For The Digital Future Of Business” (April 2022) was commissioned by Elastic. Forrester Consulting conducted a global survey of 832 data architecture strategy decision-makers at global enterprises in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The custom survey began in April 2022 and was completed in April 2022.

About Elastic:

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Jenn Malleo

Elastic Public Relations

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