As we leap ahead towards year 2014, we are bringing to you some of the big technologies that made sense in the year 2013. We look back on how important and relevant were these technology.
Big Data is a revolution today and with’ Datafication’ this is set to transform the way we live, work and think
Big data is now setting its foot into almost every territory that has technology, the “datafication” of information within our lives is set to put big benefits of big data in medicine, science and even beyond that.
Thanks to the internet, social media networking, smart devices and smartphones and credit cards, more data is being pushed, collected and stored about us that is focused around what we are, who we are and where we are – than ever before. This has created big data surge towards creation of knowledge and analytics around that knowledge.
Big data analysis gives big business a competitive edge, but governments have invested heavily in it, too. The risks to privacy and freedom are obvious, but the authors accentuate the positive. Big data has useful applications in medicine, science and has changed the business dynamics for the year 2013.
For many years, data-crunching techniques played an important role in society and analysts have found substantial amounts of “dark matter”. In this brave new world of big data, companies such as EMC, Oracle, Google and Amazon are frontrunners.
Tech review: predictions for cloud computing and virtualisation
As the cloud computing market continues to evolve, globally as well as India, the focus is shifting from software as a service to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), offering more options and opportunities for government agencies, enterprise and even value added resellers to manage their own solutions and services.
Cloud and to be able to virtualise hold the big key to future and is the way ahead and is clearly a great enabling technology towards realizing the full potential of enterprise productivity and enhancements in profitability.
IaaS is a provision model in which an organization has on-demand access to computing resources including storage, hardware, servers and networking components.
On the other hand, organizations are still learning how to extend platform as a service – a delivery model for software development – to custom application development.
Cloud Will Converge and Virtualisation will rule
An increased focus on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is accompanied by a heightened awareness about critical build, buy or rent decisions regarding IT infrastructure sourcing. For government agencies, this will lead to more options and opportunities, and will drive the need for additional analysis and a deeper understanding of how cloud computing technologies and virtualization techniques can be used to improve mission performance.
Cloud Must Evolve
While PaaS technology continues to rapidly mature, the marketplace is still learning how to extend the PaaS concept into custom application development. The evolution of optimal DevOps business models and operating models may push widespread adoption into next year. This trend will drive the adoption of PaaS by federal system integrators.
Vendors that use PaaS to deliver custom software products will enjoy a significant cost advantage in the low price, technically acceptable government procurement environment.
Cloud Drives Ahead
As in today’s complex world of IT, business support system is essential in management of rendering required levels of business support in making and managing business decisions like pricing of services, metering and billing, account management, service / deactivation decisions, tracking receivables and subscription management. All these areas are now getting positively affected by cloud services.
And hence, moving forward IT Services Vendors with an ability to automatically manage and configure an effective Operations Support and Business Support layer around Cloud will have greater control and capability to comply with SLA (service level agreement) norms, compliance to standards, reduce manual errors in operation, have better control on change management and version control and in general possess better ability to offer and manage quality Cloud Services resulting in improved Customer Satisfaction Levels for the SME customers.
Similarly, virtualization of machines, applications and technologies governance, security, Monitoring and Performance Layer remains the top concern of Virtualisation Service Consumers today. An effective Operation and Business control layer with configurable and monitor-able business rules and ability to publish results of performance against the business KPIs defined by business is key in ensuring successful delivery of Virtualisation projects.
All these areas are helping cloud and virtualization service providers towards maturing on to another level and create better value propositions with the help of cloud and virtualisation. And on a holistic level, cloud, virtualization and big data are three most important technologies that have contributed heavily towards growth of the industry and moving forward will have profound impact for a country like India.