Request for Information (RFI) Guide: Moving Analytic Workloads to the Cloud

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Company
  3. Availability and Resiliency
  4. Database
  5. Performance & Optimization
  6. Scalability
  7. Security
  8. About William McKnight

1. Summary

Recent trends in information management see companies shifting their focus to, or entertaining a notion for a first-time use of, a cloud-based solution for their data warehouse and analytic environment. In the past, the only clear choice for most organizations has been on-premises data solutions —oftentimes using an appliance-based platform. However, the costs of scale are gnawing away at the notion that this remains the best approach for some or all of a company’s analytical needs. Additionally, the multitudinous architectures made possible by hybrid cloud make the question no longer “Cloud, yes or no?” but “How much?” and “How can we get started?”

This RFI will reflect on the top questions you should ask in making your product selection when moving information management and your analytical workload to the cloud.

This request for information (RFI) guide is written by William McKnight. For more information on transitioning to a cloud-based analytics database, Gigaom subscribers can read William’s analyst report entitled, Moving Analytic Workloads to the Cloud: A Transition Guide.

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