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Factors to Consider When Choosing Database as a Service (DBaaS)

Database administration is rapidly moving toward DBaaS. By automating and speeding up tasks ranging from analysis of big data to provisioning and scaling of cloud usage, DBaaS takes administration off the shoulders of IT staff. This makes it possible to work on other projects, such as the development and operation of new software.

Before talking about considerations when choosing a DBaaS provider, let's take a closer look at this tool's growth.

What's Causing the DBaaS Boom?

The growth of big data, increasing availability and capabilities of cloud computing, and decreasing cloud cost are the key factors causing the DBaaS boom. Add in the explosive growth of open source applications, and we're talking blast off.

Open source software and infrastructure-hosted management in the public cloud are fueling take-off of data. Development of DBaaS companies that comprehensively manage open-source database solutions is increasing momentum.

Consequently, RightScale's 2017 Report on Cloud Computing Trends notes decreasing growth of the private cloud in which enterprises do their own database management. Database knowledge source, DZone, notes that worldwide public cloud spending was $67 billion in 2015 and estimates it will reach $162 billion in 2020.

How DBaaS Can Help You

Reasons for switching from in-house management to DBaaS include:

  • Avoiding tedious management of multiple projects
  • Discovering database costs are dominating budget
  • Not finding necessary hardware and software
  • Searching too hard for database administrators
  • Struggling with performance and scalability
  • Needing affordable security, backup, and maintenance

Why Choose ObjectRocket?

ObjectRocket manages databases to help you take off.

So, you want to get your payload of data into orbit without crashing your ROI? Here are some of the top reasons why we think you should meet us on the ObjectRocket launchpad.

Open Source Innovators

We're a leader in open source database management and are well known for our deep knowledge of NoSQL databases (especially MongoDB, Elasticsearch, and Redis).

MongoDB Specialists

We focus on MongoDB, in part, because it makes object-relational mapping faster and easier. For example, when putting together elements of a blog post in MongoDB, you don't have to place them in separate tables to connect. Instead, all information is stored in a single collection. This takes less time than constructing a post in a relational database like MySQL.

Although MongoDB is simpler for us to use, it's our job to make it even simpler for you.

Fast and Secure

As ComputerWeekly indicates, we know how to get the most out of host machines to power demanding workloads. Our dedicated MongoDB management program also provides high security while performing millions of operations per second.

We Grow With You

ObjectRocket was built on the core premise of enabling simple and reliable scalability for MongoDB. RocketScale™ is an ObjectRocket technology that automatically adds data nodes as you need them. Our service monitors the space utilization of each data node and when it sees one hovering above a preset threshold for a set amount of time, it will automatically add a data node to ensure your cluster doesn’t run out of space.

Cost Conscious

In June 2017, Crimson Consulting Group released an analysis showing that contracting with a fully managed DBaaS is a much better value than managing databases in-house. It stated that money spent on management expertise far exceeded other database costs.

Crimson noted that ObjectRocket lowers data management costs by "orders of magnitude." That's the kind of language scientists use to describe the distance between stars. Contact us today so we can help you travel light years ahead of your competition.

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