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The cloud market has evolved to the point where it’s no longer enough to just offer virtual machines by the hour. Developers are demanding more, and the largest clouds in the world are providing it. Users expect services like Database-as-a-Service, Cache-as-a-Service and Queue-as-a-Service. These types of services are now the new bar for cloud operators, and represent a shift from basic IaaS to IaaS+. In this talk, we discussed the increasing pace of innovation around higher value services in the public cloud market, and how this impacts your cloud (be it public or private).
Why is DBaaS to important? There are lots of reasons, but the ones I focus on are:
1) Abstracts away the complexity of configuring, scaling and maintaining databases.
2) It reduces risk through automation.
3) It provides a center of data gravity to help increase consumption of related services.
4) Private DBaaS can be used from outside the cloud environment, just as easily as from within.