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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Vender lock-in

Throughout the history of IT, there has been a common theme of vendors making their products sticky and hard to migrate away from. While this trend is seemingly done to support customer requirements, if often makes it difficult, if not impossible, to switch to a newer technology, leaving customers locked into the vendor they originally chose. The best example of this behavior is the old guard database vendors that use proprietary code and stored procedures, which for large databases can represent a significant amount of investment and be critical to the application. This type of innovation is great while it's still going strong, allowing for customers to use new features as soon as they are released by that vendor. But what ...

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