5 tips for choosing a managed database service provider | Aiven Cloud Chats

5 tips for choosing a managed database service provider | Aiven Cloud Chats

May 12, 2021

Aiven's Senior Solution Architect David Esposito goes through five important tips on choosing the right DBaaS vendor for your situation. Having these in your back pocket when you're looking for your future service provider should make the process a bit easier. And ultimately help you make the right choice!


0:00 Intro

0:29 Tip 1 - Have a strong opinion about vendor lock-in

1:37 Tip 2 - Define acceptable downtime

3:35 Tip 3 - Know your limitations

4:42 Tip 4 - Research hidden costs

6:27 Tip 5 - Plan for growth together

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