The cloud has disrupted every element of the technology stack, including databases. The days of expecting one monolithic database to serve all of an organization’s needs are quickly drawing to a close, in favor of purpose-built databases and tools that address specific use cases.
“It is no longer a one-size fits all world,” Shawn Bice, Vice President, Databases at AWS, said in Episode 3 of the new Ahead of the Pack podcast series. “While the way we built applications for the past 30 years may be familiar, don’t let that turn into a blind spot that stifles future innovation.”
Bice said any concern about moving business-critical workloads to cloud-native architectures should be tempered by all of the learnings gathered from early adopters.