In 2021, SODA Foundation conducted and published its first community-driven research in Data and Storage Trends. This year, in our continued collaboration with Linux Foundation Research, we invite you to participate in our 2022 Data and Storage Trends Survey.

Your participation in this 10-minute survey will help us to identify challenges, gaps, and trends in data and storage in the era of cloud native, edge, AI, and 5G, guiding the development of SODA projects and our community.

The survey closes on 31th August. Responses are anonymous and will be used to compile a summary report to be released on 31st October on our website.

Participant and organization names will not be displayed. We will share an in-depth report based on the survey findings with survey participants.

To take the survey, click the button below in your choice of English, Chinese, and Japanese.

Thank You to our survey partners:

Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI), China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI), Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), China Open Source Cloud League (COSCL), Chinese Software Developer Network (CSDN), IEEE Bangalore Section, Japan Data Storage Forum (JDSF), Electronics For You (EFY), Open Source For You, Mulan Open Source Community, Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).


What is the purpose of this survey?

This survey will provide insights into the challenges, gaps, and trends for data and storage in the era of Cloud Native, Edge, AI, and 5G. These insights will equip end users to make better decisions, enable vendors to improve their products, and serve as a guide on the technical direction of SODA and its ecosystem.

Why should I take this survey?

We’d love to get your insights for this industry-wide survey supported by leading open source and storage consortiums. Participants will receive an in-depth report of our survey findings.

I completed the survey. Why am I being contacted again?

We may follow up by email or phone for incomplete responses to the survey.

How long will this survey take?

No more than 10 minutes to complete the survey.

What insights will this survey provide?

  • What are the data & storage challenges faced by end users?
  • Which features and capabilities do end users look for in data and storage solutions?
  • What are the key trends shaping the data and storage industry?
  • Which open source data & storage projects are users interested in?
  • What cloud strategies are businesses adopting?

Will my responses to the survey be kept confidential?

Your responses are anonymous and will be used to compile the survey findings. Your name and organization name will not be displayed. Reviews are attributed to your role, organization size, and industry. Please refer to the Linux Foundation’s Privacy Policy, available at

When will the survey results be released?

Our website will publish a summary report on October 31, 2022. We will share an in-depth report of the survey with all survey participants.

What if I need to change my responses after submitting the survey? Whom do I contact for questions and concerns about the survey?

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