Cloud Technologies and NuoDB 1

Cloud computing is an effective way for companies to store, process, and organize data accessed through the Internet. With millions of applications available in the modern world, the demand for easily accessed data through the Internet has never been greater. Cloud computing empowers modern applications w more robust functionality by allowing data to be accessed across multiple devices, enabling information to be processed from a centralized location, and preventing users from manually downloading routine updates.

Cloud Technologies

Advantages of Cloud Computing

Software accessed from the cloud enables rapid scalability because the resources a cloud application uses can be pooled across thousands of servers. Suppose a client needs to run dozens of instances of some cloud-based software. In that case, this can be done at no cost since the centralized facility will have the infrastructure to support instant scalability. Cloud computing means information can be accessed anywhere from any device. Therefore, users do not have to worry about backing up their data or remembering to bring a specific device when going on a trip.

Centralized Data Processing

When data is stored in the cloud, additional processing can be done on that data from the centralized facility in which it is stored. The cost of resources, such as processing and storage, is significantly lower in centralized facilities than ordinary desktops or smartphones. Consequently, cloud resources can be much more powerful than applications that use only conventional device hardware. The centralized nature of cloud computing can even enable applications to eliminate redundant processes that would ordinarily be present across multiple users, leading to significant performance improvements.

Cloud Storage

Although applications primarily access cloud services through programmatic means, cloud services enable users to store files and access a remote workstation. Cloud storage services would allow users to upload files to a cloud server to save space, protect workers, and access files from anywhere worldwide. For users concerned about losing their data, cloud storage services can be set to automatically upload specific folders or files to the cloud on a routine basis. Users who need to store a significant amount of data can also take advantage of the lower infrastructure costs associated with cloud resources to reduce bulk data storage costs.

Problems with Traditional Database Management

Traditional SQL databases are easy to use, and these technologies have been around for decades. The development costs associated with SQL are, therefore, meager. Many developers are moving to modern SQL applications designed for the cloud environment, but most of these applications force developers to make significant sacrifices. For example, NoSQL may offer simplified scaling, but this comes at the cost of manually coding data management. Some developers also choose NewSQL for scaling with SQL code, but this comes at the expense of major compromises in flexibility and capability. NuoDB, on the other hand, eliminates the means associated with database management applications by enabling robust functionality while retaining simplicity.

Advantages of NuoDB

NuoDB allows developers to scale databases while dynamically utilizing simple SQL for database management. Unlike NewSQL, NuoDB offers high performance and reliability. Unlike NoSQL, no sacrifices must be made regarding consistency when working with SQL. With NuoDB, developers can enjoy the benefits of a robust SQL server appropriate for modern cloud applications without dealing with the usual roadblocks to development or the proprietary restrictions associated with cloud databases. NuoDB should, therefore, be considered by developers as a viable solution for modern application development.