Re: Database optimized in the cloud
I guess the counter perspective might be that an on-premises deployment still makes sense if you know you have fixed, high-capacity, high-demand workloads and a scale, diversity of apps, and regulatory world that demands on-premises data centers. It might also makes sense if have an investment in a data center that you don't want to walk away from. Amazon says its services cost less than what even large enterprises might be able to replicate on-premises, but I haven't seen exhaustive studies that consider all the costs of the many services you have to tap to run all there is within an enterprise. Given hybrid-deployment realities, I'm sure it's very hard to do an apples-to-apples, all-cloud vs. all-on-premises TCO comparison.