The direction of public cloud databases

In his Weekly Update, David Linthicum, the Gigaom Research curator for cloud, has a great look at public cloud databases. Asking, “Will cloud databases and cloud infrastructure combine, or have they already?”, David notes inevitable pull toward optimization and then integration of one vendor’s products with its other services. Along with pondering this longer-term product direction, he notes the compelling case for more and more public cloud-based database solutions.