Everyone’s well aware that the explosive growth of data is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. A growing number of cloud service providers (CSPs) are recognizing that they can provide more than just simple storage and economical compute power to their customers who are buried in data. They also can help them manage their Big Data processing needs on an ongoing basis.
Big Data wouldn’t have gotten so much attention over the past few years if it weren’t for the availability of cloud services that enable organizations to do something with all the data. Organizations have always faced challenges acquiring, analyzing and acting on data. Third-party data processing services have been a lucrative business for many years because most organizations haven’t had and didn’t want to invest in internal systems and staff to collect, collate and interpret the data themselves.