As data creation and processing increases dramatically, organizations need new ways of cataloging and storing information that are scalable and flexible and that allow for quick accessibility and fast analytic processing.

One potential solution, database-as-a-service (DBaaS), which enables cloud-based data management, is fast rising in popularity, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan.

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Organizations using DBaaS only pay for the cloud database resources to which they subscribe, and they can easily increase their databases based on the amount of data to be organized and stored.

In addition, organizations using DBaaS services no longer need to manage the database itself. Service providers are responsible for software updates, data replication, data security, and other operational tasks, Frost & Sullivan suggests in a recent report.

“As enterprises seek to add or grow their data analytics programs, or leverage data from the Internet of Things, they need new ways to manage the data that is created from these programs,” said Karyn Price, Frost & Sullivan cloud computing services industry analyst. “Enterprises need to employ both a highly scalable database and easily expandable infrastructure to support it. DBaaS meets both criteria.”

DBaaS services enable easy scalability of data for enterprises, as well as pay-as-you-go cost models and easier administration, by offloading those functions to providers, Price said.

“It is also an attractive service for cloud providers that seek to move up the cloud stack with value-added cloud services,” she added.

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