The Intersection of Big Data and Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing provides the technology foundation to capitalize on Big Data for corporate success. The flexible infrastructure offered through Cloud Computing–combined with increased storage and processing power of new technologies in the Cloud—provide the rich, agile compute platform to handle the volume, variety, velocity, and validity needs of Big Data. Insert a fourth layer into the Cloud Computing stack (Knowledge as a Service) between PaaS and Saas to reduce human-intensive ontology work in favor of automated, algorithm-driven features designed to exploit disparate data in the Cloud.

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