Why database design choices matter to developers

Software developers today have more options open to them. They have tools and services that can help them build new applications quickly, then launch those services to customers globally, and then scale them up to meet growing demand. Microservices architectures and agile development put the emphasis on moving faster and spinning up new services whenever customer needs and business needs have to be met.

This also applies to data. Developers must support the data that their applications create, and this means implementing a database. Choosing the right design can make all the difference to the application; it helps ensure that the application will be available, performant, and scalable over time. However, developers don’t want to have to implement and manage databases themselves. That’s why the majority of companies—90 percent, according to IDC—are in the midst of moving their databases and data workloads to the cloud.

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