Almost every business these days is data-centered. Whether the data is for internal applications and systems, or for other services that are offered, let’s face it… Before listing the pros and cons of DBaaS, we need to explore a few decisions businesses have to make. These include numerous quick decisions about data handling that can set them on a path that, if incorrect, are difficult and costly to correct.
Those decisions are: What database type to use, SQL or NoSQL? What are the data storage and query needs? Transactional? Big Data? What database system to use? A few SQL choices might be Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, and Sybase. A few No-SQL choices might be MongoDB or Cassandra. Do we have DBA (database administrator) talent or do we have to hire?