Last week AWS announced it was launching an open source value-added distribution for search and analytics engine Elasticsearch. It is the latest move in an ongoing spat between cloud behemoths and open source vendors - and one which isn't going away anytime soon.
The more clouds you use, the more complex connectivity becomes. Security concerns skyrocket as it becomes hard to figure out who is accessing what, from where, and how.
Hybrid cloud is expected to become the most popular way of implementing IT by quite a wide margin. Unfortunately, we are still some way off being able to turn this desire for free movement of apps into a reality.
Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable artificial intelligence are among the top trends in big data and analytics that have significant disruptive potential over the next three to five years, according to Gartner.