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Cloud Computing for the DBA

Imagine for a moment that there was no electric company. The utility wires carrying electrical current from the street to your business would be nonexistent. Since we need electricity to power our critical devices and appliances, like computers and coffee makers, we would need to build a power source. To do this, first we need to decide on renewable sources like solar and wind power or nonrenewable sources like coal or gas. After obtaining all the necessary building permits and capital, we are ready to start construction of the power generator.

Let’s assume that we have created enough power capacity to handle our load. Life is grand, and our online widget sales business is taking off. To handle ...

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