Database as a service could be at risk with IT problems being laid in the hands of Cloud Services.

Though Cloud Services have taken over the IT sector, there has been a considerable hype about its operations. With it becoming the much-need solution for IT enterprises, Cloud Services themselves will tend to inflict problems on data response time and scalability as it doesn't free the IT industry from concerns related to a firm's performance and availability.

In spite of tech giants such as Amazon's MySQL being rendered into the cloud from the database as a service and Microsoft's relational cloud service in the form of Azure SQL, it has been stated that cloud-based services tend to introduce shortcomings and inefficiencies that could erode performance and imperil uptime.

According to the white paper, A Hazy Horizon: Why the Cloud Doesn't Solve All Your Uptime and Performance Challenges, "Millions of users have experienced application lag, data loss, and outages arising from database service limitations baked into platform infrastructures."

As per ScaleArc, a database load-balancing software company, there needs to be a load-balancing middleware between the IT firms and their cloud database service for a much-needed outcome.

Though cloud-based services offer advantages such as the elimination of physical structure and cost saving, the obstacles that have been witnessed with performance and availability due to cloud-based services include I/O limitations, scalability, network latency and hypervisor challenges.

While on the other hand operating on a DBaaS provides additional benefits. From instantaneous scalability to performance guarantees, specialized expertise to the latest technology, failover support to declining prices.