It's no secret that cloud computing and data analytics are both rapidly growing areas of IT. Put them together, and you get a winning combination that's expected to grow by more than 26 percent annually over the next five years.
That's according to market-tracking firm Research and Markets, which on Friday released a new report on the global cloud analytics market.
Amazon says its pioneering cloud computing services are actively used by over one million customers.
The tech giant revealed the number day, during its fourth quarter earnings announcement. Each of those one million customers have used its cloud services during a recent one month period, the company said, and usage grew close to 90 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter the year before.
Say hello to Flink, the newest distributed data analysis engine on the scene.
This week, the Apache Software Foundation announced Apache Flink as its newest Top-Level Project (TLP). Apache also provides a home for Hadoop, Cassandra, Lucene and many widely used open source data processing tools, so Flink's entry into the group speaks well for its technical chops.
It’s generally easier to keep safe the files we have under our control, on our internal and external drives, than those that waft far away from us on cloud-storage backup systems. Different backup services handle how they send data for storage and how they encrypt it once it arrives.
At its AWS re:Invent cloud computing conference today, Amazon announced AWS Lambda, a way of performing computing in the cloud in response to events without the need for virtual machines, compute instances, or any kind of administration.