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How to Choose the Right Cloud Database: Seven Considerations

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    Make sure that the cloud database solution provider you are investing your time and efforts in will deliver what they promise. There’s just no way around really reading between the lines and scrutinizing the service-level agreements (SLAs).  Learn exactly how much processing capacity you are buying up front and how much it will cost if you need more down the road. Adding capacity to meet sudden spikes can come with serious sticker shock.

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How to Choose the Right Cloud Database: Seven Considerations

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    Make sure that the cloud database solution provider you are investing your time and efforts in will deliver what they promise. There’s just no way around really reading between the lines and scrutinizing the service-level agreements (SLAs).  Learn exactly how much processing capacity you are buying up front and how much it will cost if you need more down the road. Adding capacity to meet sudden spikes can come with serious sticker shock.

A word to developers – if you haven’t yet been asked to port your applications to the cloud, you will be. It’s best to be prepared, because developers charged with choosing the right cloud database to best serve their data and applications are faced with a plethora of choices. There are some significant pitfalls if you make the wrong decision, because the options vary widely in capability, features and pricing. With so many cloud database solutions available, how do you know which one is right for you? Tom Kincaid, vice president of products and engineering at EnterpriseDB, suggests that you keep these seven considerations in mind when looking for the right cloud database.