There really are technology stacks and business use cases that should never be moved off of big iron. Then there’s the rest of us. Chances are very high if you’re not already starting to move your data storage to the cloud, it’s being discussed right now in your business. I helped put together a new report on the current state of databases that are not under your direct control. It’s free to download and available over at Dzone.
If you haven’t made the move yet, or are just getting started on becoming one of the millions of companies that will be hybrid, part cloud-based, part local, then I strongly recommend you check it out.
The trends are clear. Smart people are taking advantage of what services like Azure, AWS and Google have to offer. This is especially true in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) space. The technology is getting better and better. You can do things with it that only gigantic corporations ever dream about. Please, go and read the report then come back around and let me know what you think.