Google launched a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels on 16 April. These included the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, Google’s new service for processing huge amounts of data, as well as an update to BigQuery, which will make the company’s bid data database service available in Google’s European data centers and introduces row-level permissions.
The growth of cloud computing has seen a number of businesses question whether on-premise solutions are still a viable approach to take. According to SoftwareAdvice, 88 per cent of software buyers preferred on-premise solutions in 2008, while in 2014, 87 per cent preferred cloud services.
Today, it seems the cloud is the answer to every question. Where are my photographs? How does this app work? How will our management strategies change with the cloud? It wasn't always thus. So how did the cloud come to develop us all in its fluffy ubiquity? check IBM's inforgraphic.
Cloud computing is one of the strategic digital technologies considered important enablers for productivity and better services. The most substantial impact of cloud technology could come in the cost savings and increased competitiveness of IT services available to public and private organisations, as well as opportunities leading to new services, but cloud technology could positvely increase other benefits for end users.