Cloud-Native Databases: An Application Perspective

  • Josef SpillnerEmail author
  • Giovanni Toffetti
  • Manuel Ramírez López
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 824)


As cloud computing technologies evolve to better support hosted software applications, software development businesses are faced with a multitude of options to migrate to the cloud. A key concern is the management of data. Research on cloud-native applications has guided the construction of highly elastically scalable and resilient stateless applications, while there is no corresponding concept for cloud-native databases yet. In particular, it is not clear what the trade-offs between using self-managed database services as part of the application and provider-managed database services are. We contribute an overview about the available options, a testbed to compare the options in a systematic way, and an analysis of selected benchmark results produced during the cloud migration of a commercial document management application.



This research has been funded by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) in project ARKIS/18992.1. It has also been supported by an AWS in Education Research Grant, an IBM Academic Initiative for Cloud offer, a Microsoft Azure Research Award and a Google Cloud credit, all of which helped us to conduct our experiments on public commercial cloud environments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service Prototyping Lab, School of EngineeringZurich University of Applied SciencesWinterthurSwitzerland

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