Cloud-native databases? Why not?

By Jessie L. Morgan Sunday, September 15, 2019
People who belong to the group of neophobia, changing or moving is nearly impossible. In term of moving database, it’s still true to computer users or even to someone seeming to be clear-headed with any change. Due to the fact that it is involved with many other documents, indeed some are relatively important. However, even the most proactive person still hesitates whether they should transfer on-premises data to another different place, cloud. A plenty of people might call this action is to take the risk not only for their computer but also their work or even their life. That’s why the question of using only cloud-native databases or databases that both the cloud and on-premises can work on is taken into account.

Cloud-native databases

The fact is that there are a plenty of discussions on choosing the cloud-native (it means “cloud-only”) or on-premises/ dual cloud. We all know that in the perspective of a user, to come to the final decision is not easy as we thought as it still involves other issues of finance as well as operational efficiency. However, if you intend to use a cloud database, read on the lowdown below on how to pick the right one.

What is the superb news?

When we refer to the change of using a database, perhaps it will generate a plenty of different viewpoints because not every person is willing to try something new. As a matter of fact, a large number of IT companies do not have a habit of altering database regularly. They use a specific database in such a long time as a rule and of course, they don’t intend to stop using that one in the cloud.

However, what a huge pity, if you miss the relatively good news of the on-premises databases, are totally able to run on the cloud with a great performance.

Unfortunately, to some extent the cloud-native databases cannot entirely replace the position of traditional ones as this kind of database is seemingly just an alternative option. However, If you consider on-premises database not too crucial, let’s take a look at the cloud-native database.

Where are the upsides and downsides of cloud-native databases?

How much does it cost and how fast does it take are by far the most common questions that many people are wondering. Indeed, if your company is on a tight budget, any problem involved with money is always prioritized. Of course, its performance is also put in a high priority.

The fact is two above-mentioned factors available on cloud-native databases as well while using services from the public cloud. Hence, all we need is to look for the right one that can match our preference but still affordable. Let’s make it clear.

- When we refer to the cloud-native databases’ negative parts, I surely know that many people will feel a sense of inconvenience. However everything usually comes up with both pros and cons, of course, not everyone can accept the drawbacks easily. Regarding of cloud-native databases, it comes with the disadvantages of when you desire to bring the data back to the premises the data have to be converted into the on-premises databases’ form. You might waste a little amount of time for doing this for sure.

- However, we cannot turn blind eyes on its advantages. The databases can certainly run both in on-premises as well as in the cloud. It greatly contributes to the convenience of users and helps them link data a mile a minute. It also means that the process of migration will be done at a great speed.

- Of course, cost always plays a vital part in any project. Measuring the total costs of databases is not too challenging. There are five types of the cost that you need to cover in the process of picking your right cloud databases. It will come with the DBA work (Database administrators usually use specific software with the aim of saving and managing data), backup and recovery (it mentions the process of data backed up if unfortunately, it loses), data integration (it takes responsibility of combining data from plenty of single sources into useful information), security (It plays an extremely important role in ensuring the safety of your databases), and the final one is DG (data governance has the goal of managing the availability, integrity, etc. of data in general). If you can measure these kinds of cost, everything will be much easier.

- If you do not follow the tenet of “You get what you pay for”, in another word, you don’t tend to prefer splurging on pricey stuff, I highly recommend a reasonable solution. Sometimes, an affordable solution can create a surprisingly amazing result that truly beyond our expectation.

Frankly speaking, the cloud-native database is not a strange concept with many people, some have tried and applied to their project, some have just heard about it. However, I will suggest you give it a try to have a new experience on your computer.

Do you know about the merits of using cloud-native database? If not yet, why don’t you give it a try.


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