New Release: The Gorilla Guide To…® Choosing a Database as a Service

Many companies have gotten used to cloud services for computing and data, in the same way they have traditionally outsourced shipping, payroll, and cleaning services. Why not use the cloud? You can scale up and down as loads change, and achieve all the security you need. (Some services explicitly offer compliance with regulations.) Instead of puzzling over how to arrange storage in racks, you can give your developers full control over the rich features of cloud databases.

In the concise, fast-moving Gorilla Guide to…Choosing a Database as a Service, Joey D’Antoni addresses the next question: What database to use? You can certainly find traditional databases (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and so on) in the cloud. But many cloud vendors offer their own databases, such Amazon’s RDS and DynamoDC, and Google Cloud Firestore.

Although there different types of databases, they are also experiencing some convergence. For instance, NoSQL databases usually provide an SQL layer. Relational databases may have special ways of storing JSON or XML documents, which were traditionally handled by specialized document stores.

D’Antoni’s book covers these differences, along with performance, security, consistency guarantees (Figure 1), high availability, and other criteria you won’t want to forget when reviewing vendor offerings.


Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, taking the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, and brought to you by Couchbase, this resource is packed full of trusted information about Database-as-a-Service features!

Download the book and learn all about:

  • Why Cost Is an Important Factor in Database-as-a-Service
  • Valuable SQL Enhancements
  • ACID and Other Consistency Models


Table of Contents


Key Features of a DBaaS

How To Pick the Right DBaaS

Common Use Cases and Recommendations

About The Author

Joey D’Antoni is a Senior Architect and Data Platform MVP with more than a decade of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is currently Principal Consultant for Denny Cherry and Associates. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events, and blogger about most technology topics. He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University.

About Couchbase

Unlike other NoSQL databases, Couchbase provides an enterprise-class, multicloud to edge database that offers the robust capabilities required for business-critical applications on a highly scalable and available platform. Couchbase is built on open standards, combining the best of NoSQL with the power and familiarity of SQL, to simplify the transition from mainframe and relational databases.

Couchbase customers include industry leaders Amadeus, American Express, Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast/Sky, Disney, eBay, LinkedIn, Marriott, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, as well as hundreds of other household names. For more information, visit www.couchbase.com.

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