Everyone's talking about Big Data today. Is Big Data a buzz word, real
phenomenon, or next evolution in our world? In this AFCEA white paper, we
surveyed many notable experts to gain perspectives on Big Data. This paper
serves as a primer on Big Data characteristics and provides insights into
technology challenges and solutions. The intent is to help federal
agencies, companies, and communities develop new solutions for consuming,
storing, processing, and analyzing Big Data in order to find the right
answers needed to accomplish the mission, gain competitive advantage, and
collaborate in more meaningful ways.
It is a BIG DATA world with a current volume of 1.8 zetabytes of data created
per year and doubling every two years. Technologies--cloud computing,
Hadoop, MapReduce, flash array storage, business intelligence tools, etc--
are vital to an organization's ab... (more)
"The need to capture and manage Big Data is daunting, but not as daunting as
the need to understand and analyze all you’ve captured," says Jill T.
Singer, CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office and an upcoming speaker at
12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York. "2013 will see increased emphasis on
making sense of Big Data rather than just making Big Data," she adds. And
"cloud computing", she predicts, "will be a phrase used by the masses."
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Jill Tummler Singer on Ulitzer
What is enterprise cloud computing? Simply stated, it’s a
behind-the-firewalls use of commercial, Internet-based cloud technologies
specifically focused on one company’s or one business environment’s
computing needs. Enterprise cloud computing is a controlled, internal place
that offers the rapid and flexible provisioning of compute power, storage,
software, and security services to meet your mission’s demands.
It combines the processes of a best in class ITIL organization with the
agility of managed, global infrastructure to make your IT faster, be... (more)
In October 2009, Enterprise Cloud Computing was considered bleeding edge
technology by many but there was something that seemed different about its
value potential and adoption rate. For CIOs, it seemed a chance to provision
affordable infrastructure quickly, alleviating delays to mission critical
deliveries. Federal CIOs interest in Enterprise Cloud Computing was limited
to innovators and early adopters. Two years later, where does Enterprise
Cloud Computing stand? Is it for real?
Today, Cloud Computing is on the Gartner® technology hype curve in the
“peak of inflated expectati... (more)
Security remains the number one obstacle to adoption of cloud computing for
businesses and federal agencies. Public cloud solutions are seen as the most
vulnerable options from a security perspective, leaving many federal
customers to seek private alternatives to overcome security challenges.
Regardless of the deployment model selected--private, public, community, or
hybrid-conquering security concerns is required for cloud computing to
achieve its full potential as the next generation of IT architecture. Recent
trends in cloud computing demonstrate the architecture has matured a... (more)