Dropcam, the Wi-Fi connected video camera, ingests more video per minute than YouTube according to CEO Greg Duffy, whose startup hosts all that content on Amazon’s cloud. That’s a lot of movies starring empty homes, but video in the cloud may be soon overtaken by genomic data if Francis DeSouza, the president of Illumina is to be believed. Both men will be speaking at our Structure conference June 18 and 19 about what cloud providers and equipment vendors need to do to prep the cloud for next generation workloads.
Duffy, who still codes for his site and is responsible for architecting the Dropcam cloud service, isn’t just hosting video in AWS. He’s also running computer visualization algorithms to support an upcoming product that will recognize the people in customer videos. It will handle the analysis in real-time, requiring access to both compute, data and storage in a scenario that Duffy will explain in depth onstage before the providers of the top public clouds.
If online video doesn’t inspire you, DeSouza’s talk about how lowering the cost of decoding the humane genome to $1,000 is going to change the world of medicine. As the former head of products at Symantec De Souza has a foot in both genomic and tech worlds. He believes the ease of translating genomes not only can offer customized medicine and possibly cures for cancers, but will also create a lot of data. That, in turn, will require new computational models to store and parse all that data. DeSouza believes that data will be stored in the cloud, and he has some ideas on how providers need to think about their offerings to make genomics an economical workload.
So head over to San Francisco on June 18 and 19 for Structure, not only to hear about the big shifts in infrastructure from major cloud providers, vendors and CIOs, but also to understand what you should be building next to ensure that computing keeps up with the workloads we’ll be creating in the next three to five years. I’ll see you there.