- Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Cloud computing solutions is generally anything which involves the delivery of hosted services on the internet. The services are normally divided into: platform as a service, software as a service, and infrastructure as a service. The cloud service is different from traditional hosting because of its distinct characteristics: can be sold on demand within a minute or an hour, the cloud services are elastic because the user can get as more or as little of the service as they can want and at any time, and finally the service is managed by providers.
- Thursday, 20 February 2014
Big data is a term used to describe a data set so huge that it becomes complicated to handle using conventional data processing applications and database management tools. The challenges faced in the management of big data include; curation, capture, storage, analysis, transfer and visualization. It is relatively hard to work with using traditional visualization and statistical packages, instead, it requires software running on several servers. For some businesses, being faced with hundreds of gigabytes of data may call for a complete overhaul of their data management options, in contrast, other organizations require several terabytes of data before the data size is imminent.