Big Data and the Cloud: A Perfect Storm? – expanded edition

451 Research will be hosting its annual HCTS EU event in London on April 9/10. The event includes presentations from 451 Research, Uptime Institute and Yankee Group analysts, as well as representatives from vendors and enterprises – such as HCBS, The BBC, Google, Morgan Stanley, Greenpeace, News International, BNP Paribas, and ING.

We also have a guest speaker in Tim Harford author of “The Undercover Economist”.

As if that wasn’t enough, I’ll be presenting the expanded version of my “Big Data and the Cloud: A Perfect Storm?” presentation.

As I previously wrote ahead of presenting the shortened version at Cloud Expo Europe, many people seem to believe that cloud computing and big data have the potential to create a perfect storm of disruption.

However, 451 Research has been tracking the adoption of data management technologies on the cloud – and the lack of it – since relational databases became available on AWS in 2008, and the effect of the confluence of big data and the cloud would perhaps better be described as dead calm, rather than a perfect storm. Other than development and test environments, adoption has been limited.

In my presentation I’ll take a look at the factors that have restricted adoption of databases in the cloud to date – including some exclusive results from our recent database survey – explain why we see the potential for cloud database growth in the coming years, and examine how the strategies of emerging Hadoop- and database-as-a-service providers are evolving to ensure that big data and the cloud combine to fulfil their potential to disruptive the IT landscape as we know it.

For full details of the event, and to register, click here.

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