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The popularity of cloud computing continues to rise. For example, in TechTarget's 2014 IT Priorities Survey, conducted last fall, 38% of more than 4,100 respondents said their organizations planned to increase spending on cloud services this year.
Databases are part of the equation. According to an Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) survey conducted in October 2013, 37% of Oracle shops either are currently using the cloud for their database or applications, or are considering cloud deployments. Oracle Database hosting in the cloud, it seems, is becoming a more viable option for companies.
There are still plenty of concerns about putting Oracle databases in the cloud, however. The main ones are security, lack of expertise and the need to meet regulatory requirements, according to the IOUG survey.
So where do you fall in the realm of Oracle Database hosting? Should you keep your databases in your own data center, run them in a managed hosting environment, or turn to Oracle Database as a Service and go full throttle into the cloud? Take this 10-question quiz to find out.