Database-as-a-service, or DBaaS, is a cloud computing managed service that provides various database services without the overhead of typical database management.
DBaaS (database-as-a-service) solutions, such as Aerospike Cloud, offer a cost-effective way for database users to build scalable, real-time applications with a fraction of the servers and operational overhead required with traditional data solutions.
With a database-as-a-service (DBaaS), routine administration and database management are offloaded to the service provider, allowing developers and data architects to spend less time managing their databases and more time delivering mission-critical applications at scale.
The main difference with DBaaS is the backend – most DBaaS solutions are run on public cloud infrastructures such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud. However, the actual database functions the same as with a hardware solution, and for most users the difference is imperceptible.