An Introduction to Cloud Databases

The rush to the cloud is often measured in pure business terms—and its growing popularity is widely recognized. But this dramatic shift in computing and database access also shows up in the types of services offered and the evolution of professional jobs in computing. Managed databases of many sorts are now part of every major cloud vendor’s offerings. 

This report helps the Database Administrator (DBA) and related staff—such as data scientists, data architects, and application developers—choose among cloud offerings. It explains on a general level what responsibilities the DBA should expect to perform in the cloud environment. Finally, it offers guidelines for migration.


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