By comparison, the DBaaS (Data Base as a Service) model is a fee-based subscription service in which the database runs on Sellidify’s physical infrastructure. Different service levels are usually available. In Sellidify’s DBaaS arrangement, maintain the physical infrastructure and database, leaving the customer to manage the database's contents and operation.
Alternatively, a customer can set up a managed hosting arrangement, in which Sellidify handles database maintenance and management. This latter option may be especially attractive to Small to Mid businesses that have database needs, but lack the adequate IT expertise.
Compared with operating a traditional database on an on-site physical server and storage architecture, a cloud database offers the following distinct advantages:
An on-premises database can migrate to a cloud implementation. Numerous reasons exist for doing this, including the following:
From a structural and design perspective, a cloud database is no different than one that operates on a business's own on-premises servers. The key difference lies in where it resides.
Accessed either through direct queries (such as SQL statements) or via API calls, the database's behavior should be the same. However, it may be possible to discern small differences in response time. An on-premises database, accessed via a LAN, is likely to provide slightly faster response than a cloud-based database, which requires a round trip on the internet for each interaction with the database. In practice, however, the differences are likely to be small.
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