Don't put all your eggs
under one Cloud.
Twitter’s announced that it’s moving a lot of stuff to Google’s cloud, but it’s not all good news for Google. The avian network has announced that “cold data storage and our flexible compute Hadoop clusters” are off to Google. That announcement mentions “more than 300PB of data across tens of thousands of servers”, so The …
> Even if it was three my choices in order would be Azure, AWS and Rackspace. Google? A long long way down the list.
Because Google will provide you with proper big data analytics, Cloud Machine Learning Engine (Cloud AI)... and with Azure you'll get Minecraft for free. Bargain. Don't be scroogled. Use Bing & Edge, don't believe the hype. ;-)
They will probably be signing up because of DataProc, the splitting of storage and compute for Hadoop in GCP means you can spin up Hadoop clusters with hundreds of nodes in about 90 seconds and tear them down after the Hadoop job has completed, so you only pay for the time the clusters are actually active. Will be a lot more efficient than running 20,000 instances all the time.
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I think its more than a little bit early to write the G off on this one just yet. I don't know the scales, but I'm actually surprised that Twitter isn't running their own data centers. 500Pb is hardly a rounding error just yet. This customer is going to justify a lot more investment into GCP.
I don't want a one- or two- player environment. Encourage the little guys--even if they are rich.
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