Database Scalability, Elasticity, and Autonomy in the Cloud

The proliferation of technology in the past two decades has created an interesting dichotomy for users. There is very little disagreement that an individual's life is significantly enriched as a result of easy access to information and services using a wide spectrum of computing platforms such as personal workstations, laptop computers, and handheld devices such as smart-phones, PDAs, and tablets (e.g., Apple's iPads). The technology enablers are indeed the advances in networking and the Web-based service paradigms that allow users to obtain information and data-rich services at any time blurring the geographic or physical distance between the end-user and the service.

Provided by: UC Regents Topic: Cloud Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: PDF

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