Business Intelligence and the Cloud: Strategic by Michael S. Gendron

By Michael S. Gendron

Tips on how to degree cloud computing ideas and advantages to affect company intelligence infrastructure. This ebook is a advisor for managers and others enthusiastic about utilizing cloud computing to create enterprise price. It begins with a dialogue of the media hype round cloud computing and try and pull jointly what specialists are announcing on the way to create a unified definition. as soon as this starting place is created—assisting the reader's knowing of what cloud computing is—the dialogue strikes to getting company advantages from cloud computing. finally, the dialogue specializes in examples of cloud computing, public clouds, inner most clouds, and virtualization. The e-book emphasizes how those applied sciences can be utilized to create company worth and the way they are often built-in into an businesses enterprise intelligence approach. It is helping the person make a enterprise case for cloud computing applications—applications which are used to gather/create information, which in flip are used to generate company intelligence.

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DEFINING CLOUD COMPUTING Cloud computing can be defined along three dimensions: (1) essential characteristics, (2) service models, and (3) deployment models. Dimensions one and two are discussed in this chapter, and the third dimension is addressed in Chapter 3. ”4 Others have made similar comments, but the understanding and implementation of cloud computing has grown past the sound bites and buzzwords. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. The substance of cloud computing has gone beyond the media hype.

As the minicomputer and its software evolved, and as ICs made devices more accessible, some small and medium-size businesses were able to deploy the minicomputer with individual terminals for staff members, but this was expensive and often not cost-effective. Microprocessor-Based Computers and the PC As the use of mainframes and minicomputers became common, users began to develop the need to process their own information— especially considering the large amount of information they needed to handle to do their jobs effectively.

3. The service broker, who, if present, maintains a service registry describing the service. Today, the broker is often referred to as the managed service provider. SOA provides key elements that we see in today’s cloud computing environments, including software reuse, a pay-as-you-go (or metered use) model, and orchestration. These are very similar to the 16 ▸ BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND THE CLOUD cloud computing software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, which we will discuss in Chapter 2. Virtualization In the earlier stages of computing discussed in this brief historical review, hardware was a single resource—one mainframe meant one mainframe, one server meant one server, and one storage device meant one storage device.

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