What is a cloud based database? (Also known as DBaaS or Cloud Native Database)
A cloud based database is one that is built, deployed and accessed in a public, private or hybrid cloud. A cloud based database has similar functions to a traditional database, but offers greater flexibility with cloud computing.
Among the other benefits of a cloud based database is that users can host databases without buying dedicated hardware. It also enables the user or the provider to manage it and is easy to access through a web interface or an API provided by the vendor.
In addition, a cloud based database can also support relational and NoSQL databases. Its storage can be scaled up to handle a growing demand or be decommissioned quickly if a project is abandoned.