You can run MarkLogic wherever you want. With other databases, you must choose up front whether to deploy on premises, virtualized, or with a cloud provider. One reason is because most other databases are purpose-built for each particular environment—you run different versions of that vendor’s software depending on the environment. Another reason is simply a licensing model designed to favor vendors—if you migrate to the cloud, you must buy a new cloud-specific license. MarkLogic takes a different approach. It’s the same product that runs in any environment and you get to choose what environment to run it in. If you start on-premises and migrate to the cloud later on, that is okay. And, MarkLogic has been successfully running in production cloud environments for almost a decade.