Last week I attended a specialized training/go-to-market program in Seattle hosted by Microsoft’s Azure team. It was a week full of clam chowder, excellent crab cakes, ridiculous discounts at the Microsoft store, and technical training on Azure, Microsoft’s massive and fully loaded penetration point into the world of cloud computing.
To say that the cloud computing market was exploding would be an understatement. In July, we heard multiple reports supporting the proclamation of cloud as the next revolution in the computing industry. The IDC claimed the cloud computing market at the close of the year would be worth $4 billion
Follow @DataconomyMedia It’s been suggested that “Hadoop” has become a buzzword, much like the broader signifier “big data”, and I’m inclined to agree. It could certainly be seen to fit Dan Ariely’s analogy of “Big data” being like teenage sex: “everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do