In 1961, Professor John McCarthy was the first to publicly suggest in a speech at the centennial celebration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that: “Computing may someday be organized as a public utility just as the telephone system is a public utility. Each subscriber needs to pay only for the capacity they use, but they have access to a large system. Certain subscribers might offer service to other subscribers. The computer utility could become the basis of a new and important industry.

Now, the cloud provides always-on architecture, automatic monitoring and management, enterprise-class security, fast access to a range of resources, integrated disaster recovery, optimized infrastructure, and simplified IT operations.

View the infographic “What Every Database Professional Needs to Know About Cloud Migration to learn about its characteristics, its deployment models, its service delivery models, the ownership, the location of databases, the barriers to cloud migration, the security concerns, the benefits, the disadvantages, the challenges, and the steps for cloud migration.

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SQL Diagnostic Manager is a robust performance monitoring, alerting and diagnostics solution for SQL Server. It supports Amazon RDS for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

SQL Doctor is a must-have time-saving tool that leverages proven industry best practices endorsed by SQL Server MVPs to analyze and provide recommendations for improving SQL Server performance. It supports Amazon RDS for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

SQL Secure discovers security vulnerabilities and user permissions for SQL Server. It identifies who has access to what and sends alerts on violations of corporate policies. It supports Azure SQL Database.

ER/Studio Data Architect is a powerful data modeling tool, and enables companies to discover, document, and re-use data assets. It supports data modeling operations for Microsoft Azure SQL Database along with SQL Server on an Azure VM.

SQL Safe Backup provides a high-performance backup and recovery solution for SQL Server. It supports Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.

SQL Comparison Toolset provides a comfortable, automated way to compare schemas and data, generate synchronization scripts, and deploy those scripts to synchronize databases. It supports Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

Uptime Cloud Monitor provides centralized monitoring of the cloud infrastructure. The monitoring includes AWS and Microsoft Azure services; cloud virtual machines with various operating systems, deployment models, and database platforms; Internet monitoring via probes via various protocols; and monitoring of real user experience for web applications.