If you rely on any cloud infrastructure, you know it is complex. It promises to free you from hardware—but you still have to worry about regions, zones, volumes, memory, software versions, and CPUs. Migrating from one service to another, or even simply changing capacity, is often a manual, error-prone process.
When I cofounded the company that became Couchbase, there was no cloud. Databases were built for physical infrastructure.
Databases were built for physical infrastructure.
Now the world has moved on, but databases have not. Cloud databases are still constrained by provisioning choices. But when demand spikes, shouldn’t your database have your back? Isn’t that what the cloud is for?