Plenty of organizations decide to migrate databases to the cloud. Is it the right move? Consider application type, provider lock-in and the appeal of cloud-specific features.
"Enterprises continue to march their applications and workloads into the cloud, but, for many, a database migration to the cloud feels like a bridge too far.
Gartner predicts 75% of databases will run on cloud database platforms by 2023. Most of this growth in database migration to the cloud will come from apps used by small to medium-sized businesses, which tend to be more nimble than large organizations. Enterprise adoption, however, will be a bit slower, particularly for transaction-processing apps with numerous integrations to other enterprise apps, said Gartner analyst Donald Feinberg..."
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