Moving forward, I predict that cloud based database-as-a-service (DBaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions will become more prevalent. Implementing e-Commerce, data warehousing, or Big Data projects on-premises is complicated and too expensive in terms of infrastructure, licensing, and skilled staff. Those organizations not willing to outsource their IT department will at least outsource hosting of their databases and applications. Back in 1998, MS Access and FoxPro were considered Old School, and today in 2018 on-prem hosted SQL Server is starting to look "old school". I wouldn't say it's Old School today, but it's trending in that direction.
"The universe is complicated and for the most part beyond your control, but your life is only as complicated as you choose it to be."