Flexible Data Management in the Cloud: SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere, on-demand edition (IDC)
This white paper considers the challenges involved in choosing and deploying a DBMS in the cloud. It reviews the requirements of cloud computing and the challenges involved in fully exploiting the cloud environment, challenges that most conventional RDBMS products do not address. It considers NoSQL DBMS technology, including both its strengths in the cloud and its inherent weaknesses in dealing with classic business data transaction workloads. It also considers the potential added need for data access and exchange with mobile devices, a need that most DBMS products cannot readily satisfy. It then considers SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere, on-demand edition, with its ability to utilize the elastic capabilities of the cloud while giving users detailed management functions for controlling execution in a multitenant deployment scenario.