The 5 Benefits of Moving Big Data to the Cloud

Cost savings and agility are just a few of the reasons that local and state agencies are moving analytics to the cloud.

Thinking about moving your agency's Big Data analytics to the cloud? Organizations see these benefits making the move, according to Forrester’s 2017 The Cloudy Future of Hadoop report:

1. Infrastructure Savings: Organizations that have deployed in the cloud report saving between 20 and 60 percent, compared with on-premises infrastructure costs.

2. Faster Analytics: The cloud lets IT leaders choose the infrastructure best suited to certain types of analysis, including clusters with more memory or that include graphics processing units.

3. Increased Agility: Organizations can run short-lived workloads that process huge amounts of data in a short amount of time, then quickly scale back resources.

4. Self-Service: Today’s tools provide the advanced analytics capabilities of Hadoop without requiring coding ability on the part of users.

5. Simplification: While deploying a Hadoop cluster can take months, IT staff can provision a cloud cluster within minutes.

For more on the benefits agencies are seeing in moving to the cloud, check out our article here.

Sep 18 2017