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Moving to a cloud-based data warehouse? Here’s what you need to know.


If you are considering moving to cloud-based data warehouse, you can avoid complexity by carefully considering two architectures:

  • Data warehouses in the cloud, and
  • Cloud-native data warehouses

What’s the difference:

Cloud based data warehouses are designed to handle large data volumes, often needing expert administrators to manage concurrency, real-time data streams and query optimization for better performance.

Cloud-native data warehouses are designed with public cloud architecture and constraints in mind, often leveraging serverless computing. The cloud-native data warehouse automatically manages concurrency, data growth, query performance, and core data operations. It’s an “auto-everything” approach.

Choosing the right strategy for moving data storage to the cloud:

To learn more about these differences, as well as data warehouse strategies, modernization and migration trends, a recent report by Transforming Data With Intelligence (TDWI) – sponsored by Google Cloud – is a good resource in helping choose the right data warehousing strategy for your organization.
The report examines the rise of cloud-based data warehouses, including associated opportunities, benefits and best practices. You’ll find strategic answers from Google Cloud experts to questions such as:

  • What’s driving businesses to consider the cloud for their data warehousing strategy?
  • What are the advantages of a cloud-native data warehouse?
  • How can you coordinate data warehouse modernization with other modernization projects?
  • What’s the first step in migrating your data warehouse to the cloud?
  • How will cloud data warehousing affect your business’s security posture?

Learn more about cloud data warehousing and how it can help your business better prepare for the future.

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