Organizations have an increasingly important choice to make when enlisting managed services or database-as-a-service (DBaaS) providers for their open-source data technologies: go with one of the many providers that require data management to be hosted within their own domains, or insist on running in your own (cloud) provider account (RIYOA). 

In general, most DBaaS providers offer the simplicity of having just one bill to pay, which covers all cloud costs and instances. However, that simplicity comes at costs beyond the monetary—reduced visibility of what’s going on with your data, limitations to developer flexibility when trying to utilize data-layer technologies and restrictions on access to data itself. While less of an out-of-the-box option, retaining RIYOA control avoids these shortcomings and makes it significantly easier to shift to a new provider if a change becomes preferable at some point.

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