White Paper

Driving Forces for Taking Analytics into the Cloud

More and more analytic ecosystems are making their way into the cloud. The opportunities for increased agility and the ability to reap benefits of extreme elasticity are compelling. When making the leap up into the cloud it is important to do so with both eyes wide open. The physics of the infrastructure deployment will be different from what organizations are used to with on-premises deployments. Moving data, storing data, and accessing data will come with a different set of physics when in the cloud as compared with traditional deployment of analytical ecosystems. The laws of physics should not be considered in isolation; the laws of economics are also critical in understanding the overall effectiveness of analytics in the cloud. This white paper provides a framework for evaluating both the physics and the economics of different options for ecosystem deployment in the cloud.