Data in the Cloud: Data Camp presentation in Waltham
Posted by Igor Moochnick on 01/30/2009
It was a lot of fun to present last Saturday at the very first Data Camp that was held in Waltham.
Almost every company I worked with needed some ways to store and process huge amounts of data on the cloud – that includes Intel, ICQ/AOL, Symantec and Broadserve. The latter was the worst case scenario – it was an online multimedia streaming on demand.
So, as you can guess, I’ve learned a great deal about this “trade” and, after release of Amazon AWS and, now, Azure, I’ve become a happy man – no more need in setting up and managing your own infrastructure.
In my view, the “DATA in the Cloud” is actually a mix of the following 3 main aspects (“pillars”):
- Data Storage
- Data Processing
- Data Delivery
- Access Control (Authentication + Authorization)
Yes, I know – it’s four, but where can you go without mentioning the last one? Nowhere – you’ll be eaten alive 😉
In this presentation I’ve tried to distill all the different ways that Azure Fabric (Platform and Services) helps you to address all the (first) 3 aspects of working with the “Data in the Cloud”.
While at this: I’d like to thank the organizers of the Waltham Data camp and Microsoft for providing support and the great location!!!