How Will GE’s Entrance into Cloud Computing Affect Big Data?

June 21, 2013
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By Brandon Butler (from Network World.)

“As if GE doesn’t already have enough on its plate, the company entered the cloud computing marketing this week, announcing plans to provide cloud-based analytics services for its industrial customers.

The move reinforces a couple of major themes across the industry, including a growing trend by both providers and end users to capture and actually get some value from the massive amount of data generated by their companies, machines and other sources. It also shows how providers are increasingly offering services tailored specifically for certain vertical markets, in this case industry and manufacturing. And finally, in announcing the product in conjunction with partners Amazon Web Services and new analytics firm Pivotal, GE is showing how it can use technologies from others and package them  as a service.

Welcome to the world of cloud computing.”

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