Assignment 3, Project Proposal, RES 701, 2013
Defining the Proposed Project
Application of Cloud Database Services; trends and considerations for users
What current cloud database services are available and who provides the most effective solution at the current time?
Context / Description
Cloud database services is a rapidly growing industry and there are a number of major vendors in the current market place. Notable vendors include Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Amazon Web Services and OpenStack. While the cloud database industry is still relatively young, there is considerable investment being made by these companies to constantly improve their service and out-compete their competition. This project will attempt to characterise the current cloud database environment and accurately describe the strengths and limitations within the industry. Further, we will attempt to explore the various vendors, their strengths and unique selling points and try to accurately map the growth over the last few years with a view to make an informed hypothesis about expected growth in the future. Finally, we will explore the usability of cloud-based relational databases by constructing a test-system to compare the load performance of these four major vendors.
Research Design Plan
proposed ‘experiments’ / comparisons, initial hypothesis
Potential Project Limitations / bottlenecks
… (e.g. cost of test-bed with commercial vendors)