Database times they are a changing

OVHcloud maintains and manages your open source DBaaS so you don’t have to

Sponsored Post There was a time in the not too distant past when the database would be the last thing that an enterprise IT department would consider migrating into the cloud. For many, persistent concerns around performance, availability and security were just too entrenched to overcome.

How attitudes have changed! Research firm Gartner estimates that cloud-hosted databases accounted for US$39.2bn of market revenue in 2021, having grown rapidly over the last two years to generate almost as big a slice of the pie (49 percent) as on prem equivalents.

Several factors are driving what looks like a mass change of heart, not least the time and effort involved in managing and maintaining large databases in-house as data volumes continue to expand. The flexibility and cost efficiency of database as a service (DBaaS) platforms on offer are key, allowing organizations to effectively outsource provisioning and administration to a third party provider like OVHcloud.

OVHcloud estimates that organizations using its DBaaS service can provision and deploy their databases up to 81 percent faster for example, with DBA efficiency increased by at much as 29 percent in parallel. But the really big numbers come from predictions concerning total cost of ownership (TCO) – the outlay will pay for itself more than three times over (340 percent) within three years, with operational costs simultaneously slashed by 37 percent, calculates the company.

Not sure which open source database is the best fit for your organization's needs yet? Don't worry, because OVHcloud supports pretty much all of them. Everything from relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL, as well as NoSQL databases including MongoDB and Apache CouchDB, right through to more specialist repositories like Redis, Kafka, Grafana and Cassandra.

They can be integrated within the public cloud via APIs or CLIs, billed upon consumption and accessed via public or private networks. OVHcloud takes responsibility for set-up, maintenance, provisioning extra scalability when required in a matter of minutes, backup and security so you don't have to.

If you're interested, OVHcloud is currently offering £250 of free credit to organizations which sign up to its DBaaS platform now. Head here to register and avoid missing out.

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