Analytics is moving to the cloud. That may be exciting news for many IT leaders, but some are still unclear about what the cloud really means. Others are overwhelmed by the wealth of new service options and cloud-based deployment models.
In the following pages, you’ll find practical guidance to help determine the right solution for moving your business forward. Everywhere these days the buzz about “big data” challenges is nearly deafening. Most companies know how to collect, store, and analyze their operational data, but new multi-structured data types are often too variable and dynamic to be cost effectively captured in a traditional data schema using only SQL for analytics.