Before the dominance of the cloud, calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a database was relatively simple: software costs + hardware costs = database costs. Today, it’s a bit more complex. While the cloud has fundamentally changed how we consume and deploy software, it also adds complexity to our cost calculations. This guide offers a step-by-step, vendor-neutral rubric for how to evaluate the hard, soft and operational costs of a cloud database.
How to factor scale into database TCO
What the cost of database failure looks like
Hard vs. soft costs of a cloud database
The hidden costs of cloud databases, including compliance, vendor lock-in, and more
This comprehensive guide offers a step-by-step, vendor-neutral rubric for how to evaluate the total cost of a cloud database. Database expert and Cockroach Labs’ VP of Product Marketing Jim Walker walks through each line item in the rubric, and follows up with an in-depth template you can use in your own calculations.