3 things you absolutely should know about cloud database

by | Jan 19, 2016 | Cloud & Hosting

What is a cloud database, and how is it being used?

The cloud database is becoming common in modern business. Running on the cloud, they can solve a number of problems. More and more businesses are finding solutions in a cloud database, because they are simple, but versatile. Let’s talk a little about what a cloud database is, and how it can be used.

The basics

A cloud database is simply a database on the cloud. Your business can use it for anything that you’re currently using a database for. The benefits include all of the benefits of using the cloud. For example, a cloud database generally comes with automatic backups, and the ability to collaborate in real-time over long distances. A cloud database can fall into one of two categories. Either a company runs their own database on cloud, or they purchase a subscription to a database that has already been created by another company.

Empty database

A company can rent space on the cloud for a database. This database would run the same as a database stored locally, but would come with all of the benefits of the cloud. For example, your database could be accessed from anywhere. It would also be safer due to automatic backups. You also wouldn’t need to store it on your own servers, which saves you time and money.

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Prebuilt database

In this case, a company can rent a database from another company that has been built already. The database may or may not already be prefilled with information. This is more of a hands-off solution for companies that would rather not do it themselves.

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Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.

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