International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
Data Management applications are the potential candidate to extract the benefit of the cloud. Cloud computing attributes such as pay per use, elasticity in self-provisioning through software, scalable services, virtualized physical resources are very attractive to the business (especially SMEs and Start Ups). Using the database over the cloud has given birth to new term - \"Database as Service\" commonly called as \"DaaS\". In this paper, the authors will discuss about the advantages and disadvantages of having a database system over the cloud. This paper also discusses about the kind of database application that can be used over the cloud and would also discuss the need of DBMS system specifically designed for the Cloud Computing Environment.