James Governor talks about data and its constant development with the cloud



RedMonk likes biological metaphors. Here is Stephen for example talking about Shadow IT and “good bacteria”. That said, those metaphors can go too far (he said, digging a SOG post from 2003 out of the crate).

Yesterday I posted about how data is the new hotness in cloud. We’ve seeing a radical decoupling of data from data model, data from reliance on a particular store. Data should not be an artefact of a particular application if we want it to be extensible and useful.

Anyway I got a brilliant tweeted comment on the post by Neil Levine, VP Product at Inktank, the sponsor of Ceph.

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Blammo! I might rephrase that Cloud is the banner under which new data techs are being tried, but the argument is spot on. You can use anything with anything now. The store does not dictate the app.

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