Definition of Cloud Analytics

What does is it mean and how is it used

What is Cloud Analytics? 

With cloud analytics, you can do data analytics in a public or private cloud, typically through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model or alternatively by hosting a data warehouse (Platform as a Service – PaaS) in the cloud on which you can run your BI, analytic and reporting software.

Why use Cloud Analytics? 

The cloud has appealed to some organizations as a quick and cost-effective way to do analytics without having to change their existing infrastructure. It means you can do your analytics on someone else’s computers using a pay-as-you-go type model – and you’ll only pay for the analytics you actually do.

We give you complete freedom to have a hybrid cloud strategy, switching your data between any cloud (including Google Cloud, AWS and Microsoft Azure) and your on-premise solutions – without the need to replace your existing legacy systems. So, you get the best of both worlds.

When to use Cloud Analytics?

Analyze your data on somebody else’s computers using a pay-as-you-go type model. Only pay for the analytics you actually do. Rent computing power and licenses as opposed to purchasing them.

Did you know?

The first public cloud as we know it now was launched by Amazon in 2006. Its Elastic Compute cloud allowed companies and individuals to rent the amount of capacity according to their requirements. Now Cloud Analytics can be run on other cloud infrastructures too, such as Bigstep and Microsoft Azure.

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