Big Data and The Cloud Features:
Big Data and The Cloud:- The Internet of Things
Experts estimate that 50 billion objects will be integrated into the internet by 2020. Smart phones, tablets have been integrated for some time, and now wearables such as watches, eyeglasses and even some clothing items are being integrated as well. This integration has made life a lot simpler in many ways, as well as less expensive. It has also allowed people to utilize their resources, including time, more effectively.
For example, it is now possible to purchase a monthly pass for public transportation online, have a code delivered to your smart phone, and board a bus or train with the mere flash of a screen. Time that would have been spent traveling to the nearest vendor to purchase the pass can now be spent on a good book to read during your commute. That book can also be purchased from, and delivered wirelessly to, your smartphone within a matter of seconds.
Big Data and The Cloud:- Individualization
While some are concerned with the potential for violations of personal privacy, the data collected through internet interactions has resulted in some very real consumer benefits. For those who still enjoy driving, many insurance companies now offer reduced rates based on the number of actual miles people drive and their individual driving records. Healthcare providers are able to develop individualized treatment plans for their patients much more quickly and efficiently, since consultations with specialists can take place online within hours or days, rather than weeks or months.
Consumers benefit when companies are better able to customize their services to accommodate the personal preferences of their customers. Companies benefit by having more specific information with which they can make business decisions. The ability to maintain an inventory that accurately reflects the buying habits of their customer base can determine whether a company is able to stay in business. More companies succeeding means greater competition and lower prices.
Big Data and The Cloud:- Technological Advancements
One of the things that make these beneficial changes possible is the development of HTAP, an acronym for hybrid transactional/analytical processing. HTAP is a relatively new type of data platform that can process and analyze transactions online without duplicating data. The less duplication of data, the easier it becomes to maintain a high level of internet security and reduce the risk of a potentially costly breach. Customer databases and the personal information they contain have never been as valuable as they are today, making data management and recovery more important than ever.
The cost of flash memory is predicted to decrease due to higher consumer demand since more businesses are utilizing it as a way to protect trade secrets while encouraging greater innovation. Cloud servers are also repurposing hardware for use as containers, the use of which has increased three times more than that of virtual machines. However, virtual machines will continue to play an important role due to their ability to run multiple applications, while most containers run only one.
Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 will feature a combination of virtual machines and containers. The new Nano Server, designed to be automated with PowerShell, will have the ability to run a greater number of virtual machines using the same hardware. It will also feature nested virtualization, which is the ability to run one virtual machine from within another. The system supports both containers that share files and memory and separate Hyper-V containers that have their own memory and provide a greater degree of security.
Big Data and The Cloud:- The Role of IT Professionals
The continuing increase in the use of containers is sparking the development of new applications that can be divided into units able to run separately. As the fluctuating cost of many cloud services begins to stabilize, more companies will take advantage of their vast potential. Although a greater number of companies will be utilizing more cloud services, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (Paas) and software as a service (SaaS), IT departments are still expected to play an important role in integrating those services and maintaining company security.
Human beings will always be the most important component of the internet of things, and efficient data management gives us all more time to enjoy the human experience.
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