Cloud Database refers to a database that is optimized or deployed in a virtual computing environment. It can realize the advantages of paying on-demand, scaling on-demand, high availability, and storage integration. According to the database type, it is generally divided into relational databases and non-relational database (NoSQL database). The features of cloud databases include fast instance creation, support for read-only instances, read-write separation, automatic failover, data backup, Binlog backup, SQL audit, access whitelist, monitoring, and message notification, etc.
Optimizing an existing database to a cloud database has the following benefits:
Deploying databases to the cloud can support and ensure business applications in the cloud as part of the deployment of software as a service (SaaS) by simplifying the business process of connecting available information through the Web network. In addition, deploying enterprise databases to the cloud can also achieve storage integration. For example, a large company with multiple departments must also have multiple databases, which can be integrated into a database management system (DBMS) in a cloud environment.
Cloud database is a professional, high-performance, and highly reliable cloud database service. Cloud database not only provides WEB interface for configuration and operation of database instances but also provides reliable data backup and recovery, complete security management, complete monitoring, easy expansion, and other functional support. Compared with user-built databases, cloud databases are more economical, more professional, more efficient, more reliable, and simple to use, allowing you to focus more on your core business.
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