An article by Brian Prince, “On-Demand Trend Touching the Database.” describes a growing trend in the marketplace toward migration to web-based databases. Some of the new or forthcoming databases discussed are SimpleDB beta of Amazon.com, Dabble DB, and Trackvia. A company also mentioned, Kognitio, provides on-demand data warehousing.
One person quoted in the article states that “[Data-as-a-service] is driven by the fact that business the business users cannot get what they need from their IT departments in a timely manner.” Even for those not experiencing IT problems, this is a positive trend because for many users, including online service providers, because of its being incorporated more directly into the seemingly all encompassing web.
Database-as-a-service (DAAS) is based on cloud computing technology. To see the entire article, click here.