Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Marriage of Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics

The linkages between the power of cloud computing and big data analytics is increasing becoming stronger. Without the storage capacity and the cheap computing power offered by cloud, it would be virtually impossible for many companies to enage in the business of analyzing large volumes of data. This New York Times article explores how Amazon's web server provides cloud services to companies across the globe changing conventional business models, and also traditional company structures and resource utilization. A Forbes article explores another side of cloud computing, the changing skill set needed to be successful when using cloud computing power. The two articles indicate close ties between cloud and analytics, and it is clear that this relationship is likely to grow even more tighter in the future.

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