An Introduction to Cloud Databases

October 20, 2020

Break Free From Legacy Databases

A recent Gartner report, The Future of the DBMS Market Is Cloud, finds that databases are growing at a rate of 68% in the cloud, whereas there is little on-premises growth outside of price increases and what they call “forced upgrades.”

This eBook from O'Reilly Media and AWS provides a concise overview of what it takes to deploy databases in the cloud. It explores the types of databases available, the differences between standard managed database services and cloud-native databases, and key considerations when planning the migration of on-premises databases to the cloud.

This report helps the database administrators (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.

In this eBook you'll learn:

  • The pros and cons of database options in the cloud, including managed, self-managed, and cloud native
  • How the cloud transforms a DBA’s role, including the new tasks a DBA needs to learn when cloud vendors assume traditional administrative tasks
  • Steps required for migrating your databases to the cloud, such as planning, data transfer, and optimization
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