Once you have decided to move your database to the cloud, the first issue to consider is how to pick the right database. There are a multitude of options available, from relational databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL, to non-relational choices such as MongoDB. Each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Choosing to run your database in the cloud will not make the wrong database choice into a better option. In fact, it is likely to end up costing you more over time.

In this solution brief, we examine which databases are best for cloud computing, and explore how to set up and manage the best DBaaS environment for your business.