A cloud database is a database hosted and managed by a service provider which typically runs on a cloud computing platform and is accessed over the Internet.
In return for a regular fee the customer gets the use of a managed database without the uncertainty and headaches of one off hardware and software costs and software and hardware upgrade costs. Support for both the infrastructure and database is reduced and short term projects or the premature termination of projects impact less heavily both on your time and cost. In short, budgeting is made much easier and clearer.
Hosting a database in a cloud is not a one size fits all solution but used intelligently it can allow smaller organisations to access technology previously only really available to larger organisations due to their complexity and cost, and thereby gain smoother, better, less time wasting operations and competitive advantage.
Cloud database hosting is not for everybody. You may not want to host the database in a cloud in cases where you store sensitive data, especially when contractual obligations preclude its use, or when your database must access other resources on your office network, or when you have a slow or unreliable Internet connection.
We have extensive experience of working with the two most popular cloud computing platforms for database hosting: Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
Our database specialists can assess your requirements and help guide you to make an informed decision about whether cloud database hosting is the right choice for your business, and if it is, we can help you choose the right hosting environment and service subscription.
Our cloud database consultancy service can help you face the following challenges:
One of the advantages of having a database in a cloud is the ability to try the service before committing. Using a 30-day trial subscription, customers can install their database and test it for a month before making the decision to switch.
Our SME clients are increasingly concerned about data mobility – as a business grows, employee numbers increase, and often new offices and locations are introduced. When this happens, software licensing, IT infrastructure, and database costs can soar if the appropriate technology isn’t implemented. Inventica specialises in creating scalable solutions to alleviate those concerns.
When you’re starting out, a small, cloud database and CRM solution such as Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce which costs an average of say £40 per user/month seems affordable but with 200+ users those costs can increase considerably.
Many users do not require all the functionality provided by these systems and in this case solutions tailored to individual business requirements, coupled with cloud computing can be a very convenient and cost-effective answer.
Inventica has developed a range of bespoke cloud databases and applications built around SQL Azure Database from Microsoft and a cloud business intelligence service called Power BI.
We are specialists in Microsoft Azure database development. We can design, plan and implement suitable, scalable, and affordable cloud based infrastructures, including:
There are lots of reasons that our clients chose Inventica for their Microsoft Azure SQL cloud projects. Here are just a few:
Are you ready to take your first step towards an Microsoft Azure database solution and start working in the cloud? Call 0207 394 3050 to get in touch with our Microsoft Azure and cloud database experts.