Taking Big Data to the Cloud

Cloud computing has become a viable, mainstream solution for data processing, storage and distribution. Adoption is accelerating — Amazon Web Services (AWS) has gone from 262 billion objects stored in its S3 cloud storage in 2010, to over 1 trillion in 2012. However, companies that work with big data have been unable to realize the full potential of the cloud, due to the inherent bottlenecks of moving big data in, out and across cloud infrastructures.