In the past, I have written about the benefits of Platform as a Service (PaaS) style of applications. While I continue to believe that PaaS offers the best ROI for hosting custom applications in the cloud, there are a number of scenarios where inserting elements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to a PaaS solution can help alleviate some of the limitations that have prevented the adoption of PaaS. In this blog post we will look at a few compelling […]

The Obama Administration is betting big on Big Data: $200 million, in fact. Big Data refers to the…well, BIG and unwieldy sets of data that exceed the capabilities of conventional database systems. This data can be incredibly useful, even game-changing, but first you have to figure out how properly process it. In past, this simply cost too much money. Today, thanks to cloud architecture, big data is finally in reach for even the smallest enterprise.