Cloud Database

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"A cloud database is a database that typically runs on a cloud computing platform. There are two common deployment models: users can run databases on the cloud independently, using a virtual machine image, or they can purchase access to a database service, maintained by a cloud database provider. Of the databases available on the cloud, some are SQL-based and some use a NoSQL data model." source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_database

When it's being run independently in a Virtual Machine Image, there is not much to add to the typical considerations to manage a database instance. It becomes interesting when the database is provided as a service.

With GeneXus you can build solutions (cloud-based or not) that run with these cloud databases provided by PaaS providers like Amazon, IBM, Google, Microsoft or others.

The following is a list of relational cloud databases that are supported by GeneXus and the corresponding Datastore property value you have to set.
 

Cloud Database GeneXus Datastore to set
SAP Hana DB on SAP Cloud Platform SAP Hana
SAP Hana DB on Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS SAP Hana
SQL Database on Microsoft Azure SQL Azure
Google Cloud SQL MySQL
Amazon RDS / MySQL MySQL
Amazon RDS / SQL Server SQL Server
Amazon RDS / PostgreSQL PostgreSQL
Amazon RDS / Aurora MySQL
Amazon RDS / MariaDB MySQL
Amazon RDS / Oracle Oracle
DB2 on Cloud / IBM Bluemix DB2 Universal Database
PostgreSQL by Compose / IBM Bluemix PostgreSQL
SQL Database / IBM Bluemix DB2 Universal Database
ClearDB MySQL database / SuccessBricks, Inc. DBA ClearDB / in IBM Bluemix console MySQL
ElephantSQL / 84codes AB / in IBM Bluemix console PostgreSQL

 

Disclaimer: This is not a complete list of the supported relational cloud databases, it just shows some of the cloud databases that are available and have been tested in some way (some fully, some partially) by the GeneXus team, or are being used (or have been for some time) by some GeneXus Community members.