Though already a trend we can currently observe, the pharmaceutical sector will see rewards in decisions being made more accurately and more effectively thanks to improvements in scalable cloud based information processing, applications and data storage. This new compute model is providing novel analytical capabilities, which utilize and harvest information presented as structured as well as unstructured data. Industry refers to such previously generally unavailable data as “Dark Data.”
It was Atwal‘s long-held belief that football needs better performance statistics that led him and a friend to set up Squawka in June 2012. It gives fans access to stats collected about every game in Europe’s top national leagues. The site collects every pass made by every player and whether it was successful or not, the number of tackles, corners, shots, goals and so on…
Squawka is just one of a new generation of companies that are exploiting advances in the way data is collected, stored and handled. It cannot afford the computing infrastructure to host and serve up its data on a global scale. Instead, it buys cheap storage, processing power and virtually unlimited bandwidth in the cloud. This lets it cope with traffic spikes on busy match days.
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Federated cloud could also be known as an orchestrated cloud – where you are not just joining up compute, storage and network services, but are also hooking up other low-level cloud services (data, CDN, messaging, integration, “Hadoop-y” things, etc.) to meet your needs. This means that not only would you be managing the individual clouds, but orchestrating services across them. Your application better be somewhat cloud aware to make that happen.
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