DBaaS acts as a stepping stone to total ownership, a cost effective solution to help you figure out your needs prior to investing heavily. DBaaS has both pros and cons. First, it is necessary to distinguish between “hosting database systems” and DBaaS. There are many cloud based solutions that “host” a database system but provide no significant help in configuration, tuning, consulting, and providing the talent needed to actually use those systems.
True DBaaS provides both the system and the talent to help you utilize the database and determine how to store, query, and analyze your data. The value of DBaaS goes way beyond the hosting. The pros of DBaaS include: No equipment or software licenses.