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Discussion on: Is there such thing as a truly free cloud database?

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Robert Myers

It doesn't matter how much it is if you can't access the way you need to.

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Rituraj Borpujari

I don't know about you but writing 25 entries to a table in one second is pretty good for me. I can store 25 articles in 1 second without paying a cent.

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Robert Myers

Writing is going to be pretty asymmetric, and 25 should be fine, except perhaps for the initial load. Reading though is going to be more problematic. One place I worked the initial page load was ~100 database reads.

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Rituraj Borpujari

You are right. Almost all databases are read heavy, rather than write heavy.
For a real database load that's exposed to public reads, you need to handle the scaling, or in other words, pay up.