Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
IBM and Twitter already have 100 customers from their partnership | Business InsiderIBM and Twitter announced a partnership last year. This week they announced their first 100 customers. IBM is moving the Twitter data to the Watson cloud platform, and it is using Bluemix, the Platform as a Service offering as a central place for developers to work with the data. This comes on the heels of their recent Apple partnership update.
The all-consuming future of cloud analytics | InfoWorldIt should come as no surprise that analytics is becoming a cloud play. When you look at the IBM-Twitter partnership as an example, companies are processing this data in the cloud and then need to apply analytics to it to make sense of it. This will naturally happen in the cloud.
Jeff Bezos versus the world | SiliconANGLE
Amazon is the dominant player in the cloud and everyone wants a piece of its action, especially Google and Microsoft. They are doing all they can to chip away at AWS's dominance. So far, it seems that Amazon has managed to hold, serve, and maintain its market position, but competitors are hoping to take it down a notch.
In a recent survey, respondents reported that cloud computing is actually living up to the hype and meeting or exceeding expectations for a vast majority of the respondents. And research shows that within a decade, online storage will surpass on-premises. Fancy that.
Acer Upgrades Chromebook with Core i5 CPU | MaximumPC
The Chromebook may be the ultimate cloud machine, and Acer announced an upgrade this week to the i5 CPU, making it the fastest Chromebook to date. The faster processor won't come cheap though, starting at $500 — and it still remains to be seen if there is a market for higher end Chromebooks.
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