The decision-makers of a San Francisco-based media company have eventually and unanimously decided to move the company’s enterprise server to the cloud. However, with so many options, making the right choice seems a bit difficult. The experts they’ve consulted with have narrowed down their options to five cloud databases, based on their business needs that include scalability, cost-effectiveness, and data storage efficiency. Accordingly, let’s look at the top five cloud database options the media company got.
If you see them as a disruption, then it is quite evident that cloud databases have disrupted traditional databases. The traditional databases not only demanded massive space but also weren’t as scalable as their modern counterparts. Yet, cloud databases have every functionality that a conventional database used to provide for companies.
However, what excites companies and convinces them about migrating to cloud databases is the need for physical space that they eliminate, cloud computing flexibility, considerable cost reduction and remote and perpetual data availability.
Let’s look at five cloud databases that can impact your business positively.
5 Cloud Databases to Migrate Your Enterprise Server
Snowflake is a cloud-native database that eliminates the need to set up physical data warehouses. It is a high storage capacity database and hence a good alternative for companies that handle a massive amount of data.
Besides, Snowflake offers a higher degree of scalability and a larger server capacity (without requiring to update equipment). On the security front, it offers IP whitelisting that enables limiting data access to only trusted and authorized users. It also offers two-factor authentication, SSO authentication and AES 256 encryption. The cloud-native database encrypts both in-transit as well as settled data.
Snowflake is a highly responsive platform that ensures optimal performance on its own. Apart from that, it offers contingencies for disaster recovery in the form of the replication of multiple data centers to enable easy access. These factors make Snowflake a preferred cloud database across the business world.
- Amazon Redshift
Amazon Redshift is another famous name in the world of cloud databases. It is a cloud-ready, fully-managed petabyte-scale data warehouse solution. The database works seamlessly with AWS cloud and data services. So, Amazon Redshift is an apt solution for companies that have Amazon as their public cloud provider.
Other features of Amazon Redshift include hardware-accelerated query cache AQUA due to which the database can offer 10 times better query performance. So, you can select Amazon Redshift if you are looking for a large-scale petabyte data warehouse solution, when you already have many Amazon tools operational within your ecosystem and when your team is accustomed to PostgreSQL syntax and connectivity.
- Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database is a managed database-as-a-service of Microsoft SQL Server. Hence, for companies that already use Microsoft SQL Server, it is a wise alternative, as it allows them to lift-and-shift their on-premises Microsoft SQL Server to the cloud. Some features of Azure SQL Database include Hyperscale SQL database with 99.99% availability, serverless compute tier, flexible elastic pools that help manage and scale a number of databases with diverse loads. So, if you need these features, you may choose Azure SQL Database.
- Google Cloud Platform
Google Cloud Platform, popularly known as GCP, is another option to look for. It offers a range of services and uses the same hardware and infrastructure as other products provided by Google. Some of GCP’s offerings include serverless computing environments, PaaS and IaaS. Additionally, GCP offers Cloud Datastore, which is a product and a database storage solution for NoSQL and non-relational storage.
- SAP HANA Cloud
If you are searching for a cloud database, which you can deploy on the cloud or in a hybrid environment, you have SAP HANA Cloud. SAP HANA Cloud is a scalable, fully-managed and in-memory cloud database as a service (DBaaS) solution. It comprises multi-model hybrid transactions that provide high performance. Besides, the users of SAP HANA Cloud receive regular software patches and automated backups.
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