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Allen Holmes

VP Marketing and Platform Alliances

5 Hidden Costs of the Cloud and How to Avoid Them

June 2018 – Many enterprises are moving applications to the cloud for the benefits of having more streamlined workflows, faster performance and ultimately to save money. But don’t be fooled by the cloud providers’ promises of cost efficiency until you look under the hood and analyze all of the costs involved. Oftentimes, there are hidden costs that can add up to more spending then saving.

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Managed DBaaS – The nirvana of database management

March 2018 – IT organizations are turning to cloud computing to continue achieving their goals and objectives, and to provide more effectively sourced and consumed IT services for their business users and customers alike. The total global public cloud market will be $178B in 2018, up from $146B in 2017, and will continue to grow at a 22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Public cloud platforms, the fastest growing segment, will generate $44 billion in 2018, according to Forrester’s Predictions 2018: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere.

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Executive Viewpoint 2018 Prediction: ClearDB

January 2018 – IT organizations are turning to cloud computing to provide more effectively sourced and consumed IT services for their business users and customers alike. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers have proven to be the key enabler to this business trend and are now leveraging their infrastructure expertise to promote and host cost-effective managed application services. Many IaaS companies are building out their own DBaaS or are leaning on companies that offer the necessary building blocks to replicate proven DBaaS technologies.

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Optimizing your eCommerce Site with a Managed Database Service

January 2018 – According to the National Retail Federation, online retail will grow 8-12% in 2017 – up to three times higher than the growth rate of the broader retail industry as a whole. As more people shop online and we head into the busiest shopping season of the year, retailers must ensure that their eCommerce sites are performing at the highest levels and that the security of their customer data is rock solid. Any downtime or security breaches can literally make or break their bottom line.

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ClearDB Ranked a “Contender” in Forrester Wave Database-as-a-Service Report

May 2017 – ClearDB made its debut in “The Forrester Wave™: Database-as-a-Service Q1 2017” report last week and was ranked as a “contender” in the overall database-as-a-service (DBaaS) market. Forrester Research evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of 13 of the top DBaaS vendors to see how they stacked up against one another. Forrester only included Wave vendors that have been mentioned by 10 unique customers in the past 12 months, and whose use cases span more than one major geographical region.

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