Building Database Applications in the Cloud

  title={Building Database Applications in the Cloud},
  author={Tim Kraska},
Cloud computing has become one of the fastest growing fields in computer science. It promises infinite scalability and high availability at low cost. To achieve this goal, cloud solutions are based on commodity hardware, are highly distributed and designed to be fault-tolerant against network and hardware failures. Although sometimes considered as a hype, the main success of cloud computing is not technology-driven but economical. Cloud computing allows companies to outsource the IT… CONTINUE READING

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