Comparison of Cloud backup performance and costs in Oracle database


  • Aljaž Zrnec
  • Dejan Lavbič


computer center, bandwidth, service, cloud, performance, cost, remote location


Current practice of backing up data is based on using backup tapes and remote locations for storing data. Nowadays, with the advent of cloud computing a new concept of database backup emerges. The paper presents the possibility of making backup copies of data in the cloud. We are mainly focused on performance and economic issues of making backups in the cloud in comparison to traditional backups. We tested the performance and overall costs of making backup copies of data in Oracle database using Amazon S3 and EC2 cloud services. The costs estimation was performed on the basis of the prices published on Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 sites.

Author Biography

Aljaž Zrnec

Aljaz Zrnec graduated in 1999 and received master's degree in 2002 from the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana. In 2006 he received PhD degree in method engineering. He works in the Laboratory for data technologies as a lecturer and assistant in the field of databases. His research are database management systems and cloud computing. He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles in professional and scientific publications.




How to Cite

A. Zrnec and D. Lavbič, “Comparison of Cloud backup performance and costs in Oracle database”, J. inf. organ. sci. (Online), vol. 35, no. 1, Jun. 2011.