Why Databases are Moving to the Cloud
One fact circulated last month at Teradata Partners was that 90 percent of Teradata customers believe they will be on some form of hybrid cloud by 2020 and 40 percent of workloads will be run there.
Teradata certainly believes this; it has rallied around that market direction with “Teradata Everywhere” initiatives that put the database on a large variety of platforms, especially in the cloud. Teradata is now available on Amazon Web Services, Azure (soon), Teradata Managed Cloud, VMware, and the future of Teradata, Intelliflex.
In the past, the only clear choice for most organizations was on-premises data — oftentimes using an appliance-based platform. However, the costs of scale are gnawing away at the notion that this remains the best approach for all (or even some) of a company’s analytical needs.
4 Factors Leading to More Cloud Databases
A greater comfort with cloud deployment is emerging. Businesses that are migrating databases to the cloud or building databases there are usually doing so as a result of one of these factors.
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