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Leveraging a Distributed Database to Improve Hybrid Cloud Performance

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Leveraging a Distributed Database to Improve Hybrid Cloud Performance

Explore how to leverage a distributed database to improve hybrid cloud performance.

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The move to the cloud offers increased flexibility, scalability, and data autonomy — all critical to being able to respond to customer demands and expectations in a fast-moving, application-based world. This shift to the cloud is also fast changing data requirements for enterprises. In fact, 451 Research indicates that data workloads are moving to the cloud at a fast pace, with 61 percent of organizations saying that by 2020 cloud will be the primary environment for data platforms and services, compared with 40 percent this year. They conclude that “enterprises will require database offerings that are able to accommodate multi-cloud, hybrid environments.”

Because many enterprises jumped into the hybrid cloud without a clear cloud strategy, many are now figuring out the best way to manage data in a hybrid cloud environment. To be successful in the hybrid cloud, data has to be managed consistently across every location. One way to solve this is to deploy a distributed data management platform that seams together the where, when, and why data moves from on-prem to cloud data centers. It’s like a command center — always in control, always on, and always managing your data, all of the time.

And it’s become absolutely necessary — not only to manage data and break down the inherent data silos that hybrid clouds create but also to drive a more personalized customer experience. To deliver what customers’ expect, cloud applications require always-on, operational analytical capabilities to personalize each customer’s experience and analyze interaction behavior.

Today’s database offerings that accommodate multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments stand out by creating easier, more scalable operational analytics for today’s cloud applications. They provide a more scalable and predictable performance for analyzing large data volumes, out-of-the-box high availability for no downtime, plus simpler and more secure management for data stored in file systems.

When you deploy a distributed data management platform that is designed specifically to support hybrid cloud, you’ll improve your hybrid cloud performance in three ways:

  1. Data stays connected. Without realizing it, many companies rushed into a hybrid cloud strategy and didn’t address the data infrastructure. This resulted in data silos where data gets put in a specific location and is stuck or disconnected. It can’t communicate with other data in other locations. A distributed data management platform prevents this from happening, so applications always have access to the same data where and when they need it — no matter where that data is stored.

  2. Applications scale for consistent and faster customer experiences. Distributed data management platforms manage data so that applications can scale, which means when traffic volume spikes, your applications can scale to the cloud to provide uninterrupted experiences for customers. This is cost-effective and creates a way to manage spikes without needing to invest in more on-prem infrastructure.

  3. Data sovereignty remains intact. Increasing privacy regulations, including the GDPR, means that data has to be constantly managed to meet compliance demands. Companies need to be able to retain data in a specific geographic region while moving data among clouds or geographies. A distributed data management platform offers flexibility and control, and hybrid cloud offers the combination of on-prem for sensitive data and cloud for data that is less so. In both cases, it is completely auditable and controlled by the business. Customers have a seamless experience based on their location without any disruption due to data compliance issues.

A distributed data management platform built for hybrid cloud environments solves the issue of managing data between on-premise and cloud data centers and empowers companies to create and deliver seamless, personalized customer experiences via applications while navigating the company’s cloud journey now and in the future.

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cloud ,cloud performance ,distributed database ,hybrid cloud ,performance

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