Big Data and the Cloud in 2016: Changing Formations

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Big Data and the Cloud
Exactly how big is big data? Microblogging platform Twitter sees almost 340 million tweets on a daily basis. Every second, ten thousand people use their credit cards one way or another. Where does all this information go and how is it stored? All over the world, almost three exabytes are created every day. It sounds like a small number but if you think of a single exabyte as one billion gigabytes, you’re in for a treat. Big data is beyond what you are thinking.

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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

Big Data and the Cloud ComputingOne 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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Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Good explanation about big data services with map and example. So that users can easily understand about concept of big data and cloud. Thanks for sharing

  2. Thank You Mr Daniel, on writing on BigData and cloud and especially role of IT professionals, as it helps the future generation. To my knowledge, I have also written on BigData and IoT Era too.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. It’s good to know that the future of IT is looking great. There are too many industries these days that seem to be dwindling, because of automation. We all need to take a look at what we are doing and think, “Can I be replaced?”.

    • Sure, anyone, including myself, can be replaced if we do not try to think outside the box. Jobs security these days, unlike in twenty years ago, aren’t something one should be counting on. It cannot be depended on at all. Today you could be employed and next you’re fired due to recent technological advancements in all sectors.

      A tasks that would take 100 men to complete in 20 days can be completed with a machine in 5 days, or even, one day. So, we need to start thinking straight and smart about Big Data, by collating as many information as possible to charge towards the future that we are heading.

      Thanks Leighton for your contribution.

  4. I think Big Data is here to stay. It is the rave of the moment. We just need to understand it better and take advantage.

  5. Hello Daniel,

    We know that, technology is the key of future civilization. The way it (IT) shows the future, it’s so amazing to imagine the future beyond our imagination. Cloud storage is just a tiny piece of what’s coming.

  6. Hi Daniel, Thanks for sharing this awesome article. It’s good to know that the future of IT is looking great.

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