Open source database vendors face an array of challenges and opportunities as they flock to the cloud with new database-as-a-service platforms
"Once, the only way to run an open source database was on premises. Those days are long gone as open source database vendors over the past year have launched their own managed DBaaS offerings into a hot market.
Notable among the open source database vendors that have recently launched or unveiled database as a service (DBaaS) systems is MariaDB, which released its SkySQL DBaaS in March. DataStax launched its Astra service based on Apache Cassandra in May. NoSQL database vendor Couchbase is up next with its Couchbase Cloud service now in beta, with general availability expected later this year..."
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