The new wave of cloud news tells us exactly how technology is evolving. Beyond that, we see how business owners are thinking. How is that possible? Well, through numerous valuable data and economic trends, we see a new market being shaped before our very eyes.
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On-premises Data Warehouses Are Dead
It seems like a bold statement, but many know it to be true. The story we keep hearing is how on-prem and traditional datacenters are fast becoming obsolete. Major cloud providers and public cloud computing services have been taking over most of the cloud market for some time.
Word is: “Even the core data warehouse technology providers have seen this trend and are spending most of their R&D budgets to build solutions for public cloud providers. Moreover, the public cloud providers themselves have ‘company killing’ products, such as AWS’s RedShift, a columnar database designed to compete with the larger enterprise data warehouse players.”
News via Infoworld.
The Evolution of Excel
Microsoft has been introducing more changes and updates to a lot of their cloud tools and cloud applications. According to a recent story, the industry veteran gives a detailed account of several new additions to its ever-popular tool, Excel. They also explain how it evolved over the years and what it still means for so many businesses around the globe.
Here’s a snippet: “The advantage Excel has over any other data/analytical tool is its flexibility. People are constantly evolving their spreadsheets to map the changing needs of their business processes. Until now, to get a value in a cell you either wrote a formula or typed the value directly into a cell. One cell, one value. If you wanted another value, you repeated the process, filling up the grid with a mix of disconnected data and helper cells. With data types, that all changes. Now a cell can contain a vibrant data type; one cell, a world of possibilities. Data types allow you to bring the data you care about into the grid, in its most natural form and unleash the power of Excel to gain critical insights.”
Have a look at the full story at MS.
Why Is Cloud Computing Moving to The Edge?
Cloud computing is moving towards edge tech. As a technology, edge infrastructure is turning into a vital next step. Gaming companies utilize edge to stream content, hospitals use edge servers to receive and analyze inbound data, and so on. The first advantage that comes to mind is capacity. More than that, edge offers low latency, better security, as well as improved transfer speeds.
“Companies have already found it very easy to move to the cloud,” said Joshua Burgin, general manager of AWS Outposts. “But they have had to hold back some workloads for various reasons, such as latency, local data processing, or regulations. Now, cloud is delivered on a continuum, or consistent hybrid offering, that can meet the needs of companies requiring up to one-millisecond latency, local data processing, or needing to meet governmental or industry regulations.”
Check out the full story at Forbes.