What’s Driving the Cloud Data Warehouse Explosion?

The advent of powerful data warehouses in the cloud is changing the face of big data analytics, as companies move their workloads into the cloud. According to analysts and cloud executives, the phenomenon is accelerating, thanks largely to the potential to save large sums of money, analyze even bigger data sets, and eliminate the hassle of managing on-premise clusters.

Amazon Web Services is largely credited with kicking off the cloud data warehousing (CDW) wave with Redshift. Since launching it in 2012, AWS has attracted 6,500 customers to Redshift and remains the company to beat thanks to its integration with AWS’ broad portfolio, according to a Forrester report on cloud data warehousing released last week.

Author: Alex Woodie

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