Getting your head around the clouds and SaaS

May 6, 2010
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Cloud computing is all the rage in IT and business circles these days. Many industry analysts and publications are touting it as the next big thing in technology. But for some, the concept and implementation options are cloudy at best. What it is? Is it right for my organization? Which approach should I take?

The Q1 issue of Teradata Magazine, which goes live next week, offers answers.

The Insider’s Warehouse article by Dan Graham, who leads Teradata’s Active Data Warehouse Technical Marketing, delivers an outstanding overview of the subject. It explains a view of working definitions and the cloud computing service models types then goes on to compare and contrast public and private clouds. Also included are details on Teradata’s offerings in this area.

Software as a service (SaaS) is another topic making the news. In the feature “Buy or rent,” Hydus Inc. CTO Sharma Anupindi and Director of Delivery Centers Anand Rajaram outlines a process to empirically examine whether a SaaS business intelligence (BI) approach… 


Cloud computing is all the rage in IT and business circles these days. Many industry analysts and publications are touting it as the next big thing in technology. But for some, the concept and implementation options are cloudy at best. What it is? Is it right for my organization? Which approach should I take?

The Q1 issue of Teradata Magazine, which goes live next week, offers answers.

The Insider’s Warehouse article by Dan Graham, who leads Teradata’s Active Data Warehouse Technical Marketing, delivers an outstanding overview of the subject. It explains a view of working definitions and the cloud computing service models types then goes on to compare and contrast public and private clouds. Also included are details on Teradata’s offerings in this area.

Software as a service (SaaS) is another topic making the news. In the feature “Buy or rent,” Hydus Inc. CTO Sharma Anupindi and Director of Delivery Centers Anand Rajaram outlines a process to empirically examine whether a SaaS business intelligence (BI) approach or a more traditional buy-and-build strategy would better meet an organization’s needs. A proper exploration contemplates both affordability and complexity factors.

In the end, cloud computing and SaaS provide compelling options for those willing and able to proactively examine the alternatives. Those that don’t will see opportunity blow right by.

 

Mike Westholder
Managing Editor
Teradata Magazine

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