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Status Future consideration
Created on Aug 3, 2022

Introduce Support for Database as a Service

Our Cloud Native Roadmap (which has been externalised has always looked at introducing support for Database as a service. The reality is in a Cloud Native landscape, there is a push or a stere to move away from VM's where possible. In technical presentations between PD and customers in 2020, all customers asked us about our plans to support DB as a service. Up until, this point we were uncommitted. The reality is, once we go down that road, technically we lock customers in to a specific vendor.

In February 2020 we learned that Clark county may award IBM Services to manage their infrastructure and operations. As part of that work, the team have managed to convince the customer to move from Oracle to DB2. The plan from a database perspective is to support v8.0 with DB 11.5. When we support Database as a Service, Clark County will migrate to that. This move they predict will potentially reduce the operations cost by 40%, because managing VM's from a high availability perspective is very expensive from an operational perspective.

Note from ESDC: Azure does not support Oracle HA.

There may be an ask from ESDC to consider Oracle as a service.

Feedback from Graham Mc Crindle:

Consider SGs focus on AWS I'm sure they would be looking to want to use one the DBaaS provided on AWS

Customer Name Nevada - Clark County
Market Segment Eligibility & Entitlement
Type of Request Idea
Market Opportunity


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  • Rahul Khandekar
    Feb 1, 2024

    DHCF DC (DCAS Project) is also interested in Oracle DB in AWS cloud

  • Benoit Tremblay
    Sep 28, 2023

    Not an essential requirement for ESDC, low priority

  • Linas Jakucionis
    Aug 7, 2022

    NZ project is also interested in Oracle DB in the cloud (particularly Azure)