Hardware, application layers, APIs—of all the things you need to solve for in a typical cloud stack, a distributed data layer is the hardest to deal with. It’s tempting to just leave the data management part to your cloud provider’s native service options, but your company needs the flexibility and control to take advantage of whatever promising market/competitive scenarios may comes its way.
Data autonomy gives you the power to maintain control of your data, no matter where it resides. This means having the flexibility to store, run, and handle your data in any type of environment (public, hybrid, on-premises, or multi-cloud), and to do it securely with granular data access control.
Data autonomy provides world-class authentication and authorization for identity management, as well as end-to-end encryption and auditing.
Data autonomy gives you the ability to retain control of your data with respect to where it's geographically located for the purpose of meeting privacy and regulatory compliance.
Having complete control of where your data sits, how it’s stored, and who has access to it, helps you comply with both internal and government regulatory requirements.
– RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report.