Just about any software, including databases, can be placed in a public cloud these days by simply utilizing cloud resources as an extended data center. This may solve an immediate pressing problem, but the opportunities missed without true cloud integration are huge.
Some relational databases have undergone significant cloud-related development in their latest releases. Those will be the focus of this Sector Roadmap, along with the databases built native for the cloud.
This Sector Roadmap is focused on analytical databases and not operational and transactional databases. Companies who mismatch workloads and databases pay a performance and usability price for that decision.
Vendor solutions are evaluated over six disruption vectors: robustness of SQL, built-in optimization, on-the-fly elasticity, dynamic environment adaption, separation of compute from storage, and support for diverse data.
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