White Paper: Big Data Belongs in the Cloud

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November 10, 2014 by Updated September 14th, 2021


Big data is growing faster than ever before, and businesses are looking to take full advantage of it. In fact, the big data market is growing about six times faster than the IT market in general, making it an essential ingredient to success for many companies and industries in the world. It’s through big data analytics that businesses of any size are gaining tremendous benefits to their operations, giving them a sizeable edge over competitors. These analytical advantages are mostly achieved through big data platforms such as Hadoop.

As Hadoop has become more mainstream, businesses seeking to adopt Hadoop must first choose between two options: on-premise Hadoop and Hadoop in the cloud. Many early adopters of on-premise Hadoop discovered a number of issues with an on-site deployment. Those issues included the rigid nature of static clusters, an inflexible infrastructure with difficult to scale storage, and a general lack of big data and Hadoop expertise available to companies.

Our new white paper, “Big Data Belongs in the Cloud” outlines the many pitfalls of on-premise Hadoop while also describing the near-perfect match of Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) and cloud computing. The cloud provides a number of notable advantages that make big data processing a highly beneficial tool for any business looking to make big data analytics a major part of their operations. “Big Data Belongs in the Cloud” goes over the many helpful features of BDaaS, from its easily scalable nature to its instantly available storage technology.

In addition to highlighting the pitfalls of on-premise Hadoop and the benefits of BDaaS, “Big Data Belongs in the Cloud” provides an overview of Qubole Data Service and its advantages. Find out why so many businesses are using Hadoop to truly grasp all that big data analytics has to offer. Everything from having a more agile platform to avoiding significant investments in on-site hardware and IT support showcases the advantages of Hadoop in the cloud.

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