The Battle Begins…. Which Cloud Provider will Reign Supreme?

Place your bets now – it’s gonna be a good fight. The cloud is the arena where the next big tech giant battles will be taking place.. We’ll have to sit down as watch as the go head-to-head to win the customers who have started the mass migration to the cloud.


If you are thinking of migrating your databases to cloud, your vote will count towards determining the winner. As you evaluate your options, we suggest you consider these guys first and foremost.



Amazon Web Services


    • - Amazon DynamoDB provides a scalable, low-latency NoSQL online Database Service backed by SSDs.


    • - Amazon ElastiCache provides in-memory caching for web applications. This is Amazon’s implementation of Memcached and Redis.


    • - Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) provides a scalable database server with MySQL, Informix,Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL support.


    • - Amazon Redshift provides petabyte-scale data warehousing with column-based storage and multi-node compute.


    • - Amazon SimpleDB allows developers to run queries on structured data. It operates in concert with EC2 and S3 to provide “the core functionality of a database”.


      AWS Data Pipeline provides reliable service for data transfer between different AWS compute and storage services (e.g., Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EMR). In other words this service is simply a data-driven workload management system, which provides a simple management API for managing and monitoring of data-driven workloads in cloud applications.[22]


    • - Amazon Kinesis streams data in real time with the ability to process thousands of data streams on a per-second basis. The service, designed for real-time apps, allows developers to pull any amount of data, from any number of sources, scaling up or down as needed.





vFabric Data Director is a unified virtualization platform for managing the lifecycle of heterogeneous data engines. vFabric Data Director currently supports Oracle 10gR2,11gR2, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, VMware vFabric Postgres 9.1.6, and Hadoop 1.0 distributions including Apache Hadoop 1.0.x, Cloudera CDH3, Greenplum HD 1.1 and 1.2, and Hortonworks HDP-1.


Google Cloud Platform


Google Cloud SQL is a MySQL database that lives in Google’s cloud. It has all the capabilities and functionality of MySQL, with a few additional features and a few unsupported features as listed below. Google Cloud SQL is easy to use, doesn’t require any software installation or maintenance, and is ideal for small to medium-sized applications.


IBM Softlayer


SQL or NoSQL database software can be installed during server deployment or at any time during the life of your server, ready for your configuration.  Supports Microsoft SQL Server (2000, 2005, 2008, 2012), MySQL, Cloudera Hadoop, MongoDB, Basho Riak.


Windows Azure


SQL Database, formerly known as SQL Azure Database, works to create, scale and extend applications into the cloud using Microsoft SQL Server technology. Integrates with Active Directory and Microsoft System Center and Hadoop.