As you settle in to some holiday reading and prepare for 2014, a recent blog and several blogs it connects to will be of interest. Check out this OracleVoice blog on Forbes.com: "Why Database As A Service (DBaaS) Will Be The Breakaway Technology of 2014".
From the entry's introduction:
"Database as a Service (DBaaS) is arguably the next big thing in IT. Indeed, the market analysis firm 451 Research
projects an astounding 86% cumulative annual growth rate, with annual
revenues from DBaaS providers rising from $150 million in 2012 to $1.8
billion by 2016."
The article explores the benefits of DBaaS and some of the key enabling technologies, such as Oracle Multitenant, which promises to be a game-changer as Oracle Database 12c adoption rises.