Frequently Asked Questions

What is Database as a Service?

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.

Cloud Database Benefits

Compared with operating a traditional database on an on-site physical server and storage architecture, a cloud database offers the following distinct advantages:

  • Elimination of Physical Infrastructure
  • Cost Savings
  • Instantaneous Scalability
  • Performance Guarantees,SLA Contract (Service Level Agreement)
  • Specialized Expertise
  • Latest Technology
  • IT Support
Migrating Databases to the Cloud

An on-premises database can migrate to a cloud implementation. Numerous reasons exist for doing this, including the following:

  • Allows IT to retire on-premises physical server and storage infrastructure
  • Fills the know-how gap when IT lacks adequate in-house database expertise
  • Improves processing efficiency, especially when applications and analytics that access the data also reside in the cloud and achieves cost savings through several means, including:
    Reduction of in-house IT staff Affordable cloud service pricing and Paying for only the resources actually consumed. Relocating a database to the cloud can be an effective way to further enable business application performance Doing so simplifies the processes required to make information available through internet-based connections. Storage consolidation can also be a benefit of moving a company's databases to the cloud. Databases in multiple departments of a large company, for example, can be combined in the cloud into a single hosted database management system.
How Does a Cloud Database Work?

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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