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New Pricing Models for Cloud DBMSs Provide Cost Optimization Opportunities

Published: 10 May 2017

ID: G00317173

Analyst(s): Merv Adrian , Donald Feinberg , Adam Ronthal


DBMS services in the cloud come with a wide range of financial models, which can be challenging for data and analytics leaders to assess. In this research, we demonstrate how to map the correct financial models to specific use cases to ensure cost-effective outcomes.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Cloud pricing for DBMS is moving to performance-unit-based or usage-based models, both of which will eventually supplant traditional node-based pricing and challenge data and analytics leaders who are trying to optimize spend
  • Rapid changes in cloud DBMS offerings can disrupt price/performance models, particularly if organizations need to quickly move to a better model
  • Pricing models that are misaligned with consumption models will result in overspending

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