In this 3-part ESG Video Capsule Series, ESG's Nik Rouda talk about his expectations for Big Data in 2017. Part 1 of 3 covers the cloud.
Hi, Nik Rouda, senior analyst for Big Data and analytics here at ESG. I want to share with you today some predictions for 2017. First one, Cloud. I've got a question. Why bother with on premises? Are we still back to that fear of loss of control? Are you worried about protecting your data from whom exactly? Well, I guess Cloud security is probably better than yours. Are you worried about keeping it online? Well, you're probably lying to yourself if you think your data center availability is better than Cloud. Is it about reducing cost? There's no way you have the economies of scale nor activity processes to manage it that a big Cloud provider does. I think probably the only real concern is portability, but you're placing three to five year bets anyway on an on-premise infrastructure. So, for Big Data and analytics I think Cloud, hybrid and inter-Cloud are really becoming reality, and I expect that to be one of the major growth areas in 2017. Be sure to check out other ESG prediction videos here on this website.