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Critical Capabilities for Cloud Database Management Systems for Operational Use Cases

Published: 14 December 2021


Data and analytics leaders can use this research to plan against their operational use cases for relational and nonrelational cloud DBMSs, which increasingly require features for augmented operations via machine learning, multicloud scenarios and effective financial governance to achieve leadership.

Included in Full Research

  • Alibaba Cloud (ApsaraDB for PolarDB)
  • Amazon Web Services (Amazon Aurora)
  • Cloudera (Cloudera Data Platform)
  • Cockroach Labs (CockroachDB)
  • Couchbase (Couchbase)
  • Google (Cloud Spanner)
  • HUAWEI CLOUD (GaussDB(for openGauss))
  • IBM (IBM Db2 on Cloud)
  • InterSystems (InterSystems IRIS)
  • MariaDB (SkySQL)
  • MarkLogic (MarkLogic Data Hub Service)
  • Microsoft (Azure SQL Database)
  • Oracle (Autonomous Transaction Processing)
  • Redis (Redis Enterprise Cloud)
  • SAP (SAP HANA Cloud)
  • SingleStore (SingleStore Managed Service)
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Automated Perf Tuning/Optimization
  • Consistency
  • Distributed Access
  • Dynamic Elasticity
  • Financial Governance
  • High-Speed Processing and Ingest
  • Multicloud/Intercloud/Hybrid
  • Performance Monitoring and Admin
  • Programming Augmented Transactions
  • Security
  • Workload Management
  • Traditional Transactions
  • Augmented Transaction Processing
  • Stream/Event Processing
  • Operational Intelligence

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