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Enterprises Should Consider Slow, Steady Approach to Cloud Databases

Friday Aug 15th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

As vendors such as Microsoft, Amazon and others push databases into the cloud, enterprises should consider database-as-a-service as part of their DBMS strategy, according to a new Forrester Research report. However, a number of challenges remain before cloud databases can be widely adopted by enterprises.

[From eWeek]

As vendors such as Microsoft, Amazon and others push databases into the cloud, enterprises should consider database-as-a-service as part of their DBMS strategy, according to a new Forrester Research report. However, a number of challenges remain before cloud databases can be widely adopted by enterprises.

It's no secret vendors such as Microsoft and Amazon have placed a bet on providing databases in the cloud. Still, a number of challenges remain before enterprises can begin adopting database-as-a-service offerings in a big way – notably concerns of over security, vendor pricing models and performance in the case of large application workloads.

The article continues at http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Database/Enterprises-Should-Consider-Slow-Steady-Approach-to-Cloud-Databases/

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