Is Amazon cooking up cloudy big data service?January 9, 2012 No Comments
SOURCE: The Register
There’s speculation and scuttlebutt that cloud computing juggernaut Amazon is pondering fluffing up a big data crunching service as part of its Amazon Web Services subsidiary.
A blog at the New York Times suggests that the retailing giant, which has some of the best analytics in the world to run its online operation, might want to apply that expertise to an AWS service, much as it sells raw infrastructure and various computing, storage, networking, and database services today.
The idea certainly makes sense, particularly for the hundreds of thousands of businesses that use AWS for all or part of their IT infrastructure rather than using machines in their own data centers.