We had great 2013 with all the good stuff like big data getting bigger, amazing data success stories, and data scientists befriending business people. This shows that these businesses are still not able to find work around on how to use data and how to fix the analytics for the coming generation data management.
More and more businesses are going through an information overload that is making it near to impossible to make sense of all the various data that their business owns in order to get a feasible solution. Though solutions exist, but they are not less expensive. Big data requires big investment in infrastructure but infrastructure has a very limited contribution towards the existence of any business. So, such investment leads to additional cost unnecessary.
Same old WAN-based traditional transport methods cannot handle terabytes of data at the required speed for these businesses; generally, these methods make use of only a fraction of available bandwidth and receive speeds that are not at all suitable for such high volume transfers, leading to unacceptable delays in moving data.
What are the Features of Clouds?
Thus, one area where big data is expected to be a game changer is – cloud adoption. Naturally, the need of storing, processing, and analyzing huge amounts of data is finally driving more and more businesses to adopt cloud computing at a large scale as a solution to help them deal with the growing amount of data being processed.
In the coming years most of the businesses will choose to optimize their investment through investing in cloud solutions. A data strategy performed right could use cloud in such a way that eventually it will reduce the cost by optimizing their data management.
So what does the cloud adoption promises? Cloud adoption assures of on demand, scalable, pay-as-you-go compute and storage capacity. As compared to an in-house datacenter, the cloud allows businesses to scale out infrastructure easily by eliminating the need of large upfront IT investments, while letting them pay only for the capacity they use. It’s no wonder cloud adoption is increasing day-by-day.
Future of Clouds
Considering the increasing rate of cloud adoption along with the revenue that cloud providers stand to make from big data analytics and partnerships, we are certainly moving towards a bright future where big data and cloud both will complement the growth of each other in order to emerge as a dominant technology factor of the next decade.
Today, cloud computing has become a dependable, mainstream solution for everything related to data processing, storage and distribution.