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2019 trends in cloud-based database solutions

 

In an October 2018 report published by Stratistics MRC, the global cloud-based database solution market was $ 6.12 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $ 495.26 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 62.9% during the forecast period.  This incredible growth in cloud-based database solutions represents a massive change in the way organizations store and use data.

CIO and IDG have assembled a look at 5 trends likely to shape cloud computing adoption in 2019.  Each of these trends also impact cloud-based database solutions in the coming year.

1. Multi-cloud strategies gain traction

More companies now hear and understand the warnings about the danger of single cloud lock-in. As a result, over 80% of organizations have moderate to high levels of concern about public cloud lock-in. In 2019 they will be looking for multi-cloud solutions with increasing urgency.  

One of the drivers for multi-cloud approaches is cloud cost control.  In 2017, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) surveyed 260  companies and 42% named cost control as the number one cloud priority.  Cloud-based database solutions can run up unexpected bills due to waste and inefficient use. In addition, contractual or technological dependences can cause cloud lock-in which make moving away extremely difficult. 

According to 451 Research, a multi-cloud approach can cut direct cloud expenditure by up to 74%.  Griddable.io is a SaaS synchronization service available on all the major public clouds or on-premise. Griddable seamlessly migrates across heterogeneous cloud-based database solutions, facilitating data migration and modernization both into and out of any cloud.  This flexibility is key to managing cloud-based database solutions cloud costs.

2. Infrastructure innovation

Kubernetes and Docker containers revolutionize enterprise application deployment. Consequently, Kubernetes has emerged as the enterprise’s orchestration layer of choice. In 2019, Kubernetes will become more pervasive with vendors providing new solutions.

One of these new solutions is Griddable. Above all, the Griddable data pipeline is built on a portable and elastic Kubernetes infrastructure.  Using Kubernetes, Griddable infrastructure automatically grows on demand to accommodate data migration and modernization of various sizes.  In addition, the Kubernetes graphical UI provides complete visibility to the operational metrics of the Griddable cluster.

3. A renewed private cloud push

CIO predicts that security concerns and needs for regulated data protection will drive new emphasis on private clouds in 2019. 

Today, cloud-based database solutions are amazingly vulnerable.  Recent research reveals numerous security problems in cloud-based database solutions, including the following:

  • 82 percent of the managed databases in public cloud computing environments are lacking encryption. Amazon Relational Database Service and Amazon RedShift are both examples of relevant public cloud computing environments.  
  • 31 percent of those [unencrypted] databases were accepting inbound connection requests from the Internet
  • 40 percent of organizations using cloud storage services had inadvertently exposed one or more such services to the public. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is one such cloud storage service.  This research identified 4.8 million exposed records with sensitive data, including PII and PHI.

Clearly, the security of cloud-based database solutions must improve. To answer this need, Griddable can significantly improve the security of cloud-based database solutions. Griddable provides a policy engine which provides user-friendly controls for exactly which data is copied and any transformations required in transit. Further, the Griddable platform masks or encrypts any number of individual data elements using separate algorithms or encryption keys.  Griddable also filters and replaces data values, or selectively removes entire rows or columns with an easily-defined JSON policy. Cloud operators create these policies in minutes with a text editor or the Griddable graphical schema browser.

4. Improve both development and deployment experiences

Companies are looking to improve agility from development to deployment. Griddable data synchronization is performed in real time, resulting in a grid of cloud-based database solutions which are all time-synchronized, consistent, and providing a customized data set appropriate to each use case.

Griddable synchronizes across cloud-based database solutions, enabling operation teams to rapidly respond to changing price/performance demands without service interruptions. Using Griddable.io’s selective filtering and synchronization, cloud operators can accelerate movement of key data to best-fit platforms. Therefore, they can make decisions regarding data placement dynamically during production and adjust to operational parameters.

5. SaaS systems will rise

One of the best advantages of cloud-based database solutions is the pay-as-you-go philosophy of the cloud. The Griddable SaaS-based subscription model fits the cloud. For example, it allows users to purchase exactly what they need without long term obligations and expensive capital-intensive purchase requirements.

Next step

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