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How to Choose the Right Cloud Database

At Big Data Expo, Janakiram MSV to discuss the key factors enterprises should consider before adopting a cloud database platform

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Database as a Service (DBaaS) is cloud database hosted and managed by the cloud service providers that can be accessed through public cloud or the hybrid cloud. The cloud provider takes care of provisioning, configuring, setup, maintenance, backups and patching the database. Customers are expected to export the database and start consuming the service through the pay-as-you-go model.

There is a debate on whether Database as a Service (DBaaS) should be considered part of IaaS or PaaS. Though databases are part of almost all PaaS offerings, they are quickly becoming the key building blocks of IaaS. While customers can always launch VMs and set up a database of their choice, the DB service is different because it's set up, configured, managed, and monitored by the infrastructure service provider. Popular databases, including MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL, are offered through these managed database services. Subscribing to these DB services enables customers to stay focused on their core application instead of managing and administering a database.

In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Janakiram MSV, head of Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies, will analyze the current market landscape while exploring the available options, strengths and weaknesses of current DBaaS players. He will highlight the key factors that enterprises should consider before adopting a cloud database platform.

The key takeaways from this session would be:

  • Snapshot of the current DBaaS market
  • Key offerings - Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL, HP Cloud Database, Rackspace Cloud Database and Windows Azure SQL Database
  • The strengths and weaknesses of each offering
  • Workloads that are aligned with each of the offerings
  • Key factors enterprise customers need to consider while choosing the right DBaaS offering

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.

Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.

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