Definition of DBaaS
DBaaS is a short form of “Database-as-a-Service, ” a cloud computing service model that lets users utilize a cloud database without setting up physical hardware, installing software, or configuring the database.
The cloud provider manages everything from periodic updates and upgrades to backups, enabling users to benefit from the service much more quickly.
Now we’ve some idea of what DBaaS is, we can dive a little deeper into how it appeared, how it works, and why you should be utilizing one.
The history of DBaaS isn’t as long as other cloud database services such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS but it’s growing incredibly quickly, winning more and more users’ hearts every day.
In the beginning, databases only ever had a self-service interface for provisioning and managing them but time passed and the market changed, demanding more automation and easier solutions, so DBaaS started to provide turnkey solutions for running cloud databases.
Overtime, DBaaS started to acquire more and more useful features like data backup and recovery, automated database management, and so on. And according to a recent study, 75% of databases will be migrated to the cloud by the end of 2022.
It means that the DBaaS popularity and value will only continue to grow, and we should benefit from it the sooner the better.
How DBaaS works
Database-as-a-Service is delivered online, so you access your database through a web interface or API. It means you don’t have to worry about administrative tasks that take a lot of time and you can just focus on other things that are important for your business.
DBaaS providers do all the maintenance and usually offer analytics, monitoring, and 24/7 support. Some, like ourselves, also allow you to visualize data, not only aggregate, store, and transfer it.