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How to Choose the Right Cloud Database: Seven Considerations

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    Make sure the database you're choosing has been specifically designed for a cloud environment. Consider whether the database scales automatically and how its elasticity functions. The mechanisms for achieving these behaviors vary significantly and can impact application performance.

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How to Choose the Right Cloud Database: Seven Considerations

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    Make sure the database you're choosing has been specifically designed for a cloud environment. Consider whether the database scales automatically and how its elasticity functions. The mechanisms for achieving these behaviors vary significantly and can impact application performance.

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.