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Databases in Outer Space | Foley on Data

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With hundreds of thousands of companies surging into the cloud and aspiring to be a data-driven business, cloud databases are becoming the central nervous system for the digital economy. Award-winning journalist and world-class content leader John Foley—who’s also a Cloud Wars contributing editor—has created the Cloud Database Report to help business leaders and the tech industry stay up to date on this red-hot strategic technology.

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The Big Themes:

  • A lot of exciting things happening: Gartner is estimating that 75% of databases will be migrated to the cloud or be launched in the cloud by the end of next year.
  • Big Data startup Ocient: Just raised $40 million in Series B to fund work on ingesting data on exabyte scale.
  • IDC forecast: What they call the “Enterprise Datasphere” is growing 2X faster than the “Consumer Datasphere.”
  • Putting databases into outer space: If you’re storing your digital assets in satellites, maybe then physical space for storage units becomes less of an issue here on planet Earth.

The Big Quotes:

  • “We went from terabytes, petabytes, exabytes, and now when you look at it globally, you’re talking yottabytes?”
  • “So you can see that just tremendous amount of data being created but much of it is ephemeral, and short lived, it’s cached and it’s gone.”
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