Why Read This
Cloud database offerings represent a new space within the broader data management platform market, providing enterprises with an abstracted option to support Agile development and new social, mobile, cloud, and eCommerce applications as well as lower IT costs. In our evaluation of the enterprise cloud database market, we used 45 enterprise-client-derived criteria to evaluate cloud database vendors. Clients can adjust the weighting and priority of these criteria to determine the best option to supplement their specific data management strategy and application needs. Using a general-case weighting, our research points to Microsoft, two products from Amazon Web Services (AWS) — Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon DynamoDB — and salesforce.com's Database.com as leading the pack due to their breadth of cloud database capabilities and strong product strategy and vision. EnterpriseDB, salesforce.com's Heroku Postgres, Caspio, and Xeround are close on the heels of the Leaders, offering viable solutions to support most current cloud database requirements.
Tags: Application Development, Application Strategy & Selection, Architecture & Technology Strategy, Cloud Computing, Database Management Systems (DBMSes), Information Management, Infrastructure Architectures, Infrastructure Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure & Operations, IT Services, Open Source Development Tools, Outsourcing, Packaged Solutions, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)