Gartner Research

How Will the Cloud Impact Your Choices for DBMS Deployment?

Published: 19 March 2015

ID: G00274507

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Adam Ronthal

Summary

New cloud-based options are challenging, while augmenting, traditional DBMS deployment models of on-premises software and appliances. Before making any decision to move DBMS into the public cloud, information managers must consider their organization's requirements and constraints in specific areas.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Cloud deployment for DBMS offers the ability to change when and how financial costs are incurred; for information managers, this provides agility and flexibility on both technical and financial fronts
  • Databases deployed using IaaS approaches allow information managers to experiment with cloud deployment models and services — with minimal risk and impact to existing operational practices and database standards
  • Hybrid cloud architecture approaches that mix on-premises and cloud-based components, provide flexibility and agility, but require IT leaders to identify workloads and technologies to provide the best database application compatibility across the hybrid environment

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