9 more companies putting a cloud spin on big data
One of the themes of our upcoming Structure:Data conference is “putting big data to work,” and there’s no easier way to get started doing so than with a cloud service. You don’t have to buy hardware, you don’t have to manage systems and, in some cases, you don’t need to know the first thing about Hadoop. In September, I profiled six companies doing big data in the cloud, and here are nine more. They’re not providing cloud-based applications (e.g., anti-malware services or site-optimization) that happen to use big data techniques on the backend; these companies providing access to big data resources or analytics engines from which customers can draw their own conclusions.