Big Data has a Date with the Cloud

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Over at Forbes, Holger Kisker from Forrester Research writes that Big Data has a date with the Cloud.

There are three good reasons why (depending on the use case scenario) big data can make a lot of sense in the cloud:

  1. Big data requires a spectrum of advanced technologies, skills, and investments. Do you really need/want this all in-house?
  2. Big data includes huge amounts of external data. Does it make sense to move and manage all this data behind your firewall?
  3. Big data needs a lot of data services. Focus on the value of your differentiated data analysis instead of big data management.

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