In this interview, Mr Satheesh Sugumaran, Senior Solutions Engineer, APAC, Datameer takes us through cloud based computing and analytics while helping us understand how data works while working on it.
Important Cloud Facts
Cloud computing has many version of definitions but it is primarily storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet.
Inventor of cloud computing
Components of cloud services
- Clients: The clients comprise the end users who interact with the cloud using devices that readily connect to this infrastructure. Computers, Smartphones, Tablets, smartwatches ect. are all part of the client end.
- Datacenters: Data centers comprise of collections of server swarms(housing thousands of server stacks) made available to the client based upon their subscription type. Datacenters are popular due to remote operation management, storage, high availability and factors such as security infrastructure that surround them.
- Distributed Computing: Distributed computing is sharing software components among multiple computers to improve efficiency and performance. It is limited to programs and components shared within a limited geographic area. At a broader level, tasks as well as program components form a part of it.
Few Databases that assist in cloud computing
- EDB Postgres Advanced Server,
- Oracle Database
- Microsoft SQL Server,
- Amazon Web Services
- Garantia Data
- Google Cloud SQL
- Microsoft Azure
- Storm DB