Criterions for Databases in Cloud Computing Environment

  • Sarada Prasanna Pati
  • Prasant Kumar Pattnaik
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 308)


Cloud computing is popularly used environment where many hardware and software resources are delivered as a service especially over the Internet. Since a majority of cloud applications require voluminous data processes ability at petabyte scale, a database management systems (DBMSs) catering to these applications forms a critical component in the cloud software stack. Cloud database has emerged as the amalgamation of distributed storage and virtualization technology. With growing market of distributed Web applications and rising trend of cloud computing, a need for a database suitable for cloud computing environment has drawn focus. This paper is intended to frame a set of criterions for database to be suitable for cloud computing environment which could provide us with much needed features such as high availability, flexible schema, lower cost of investment, scalability, elasticity, etc. We have also tried to evaluate the compliance of our proposed set of criterions with respect to some of the commercially used cloud databases. This proposed set of criterions would help to figure out the extent to which a database is suitable for cloud computing environment.


Cloud computing Cloud databases NoSQL databases CDMS MongoDB Cassandra NuoDB 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarada Prasanna Pati
    • 1
  • Prasant Kumar Pattnaik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, ITERSiksha ‘O’ Anusandhan UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.School of Computer EngineeringKIIT UniversityBhubaneswarIndia

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