Cloud-Based Database vs. On-Site Database

Describe how a cloud-based database management system differs from an on-site database (250-300 words)

If you do not have access to the text book, feel free to write in own words. Please include all the URLs for the internet resources used at the bottom.

Please do not copy exact sentences from anywhere.

Course: Cloud computing

Main text book: Jamsa, K. A. (2013). Cloud computing: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, virtualization, business models, mobile, security and more. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Alt. text book: Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., & Puttini, R. (2014). Cloud computing: concepts, technology, & architecture. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Probably found in one of the sections:

Jamsa – Chapters 3 and 4, Erl – Section5.2, Jamsa – Chapter 5, Erl – Sections 10.5 – 10.8

Answer preview

A database management system (DBMS) refers to software that is used to create and manage databases. It can be classified into a cloud-based database management system (CDBMS) and an on-site database management system. CDBMS refers to a cloud service that provides computing infrastructure and software for database management over the network. An on-site database management system refers to a DBMS that operates within a business premise. However, the two classifications are different.

CDBMS manages data in an infrastructure platform of cloud computing that is either hybrid, public, or private (Jamsa, 2013). In CDBMS, sharing of information, software, and resources among users is allowed on a network. This means that content on the cloud-based database enables computation and provides access from any place. The content in the cloud-based database is only accessed by the use of the internet since servers are managed by a database as a service (DBaaS) model. The response time of accessing the content in the CDBMS is slower because the interaction with the database over the internet calls for a round trip before access is granted.  (325words)