Recent trends in information management see companies shifting their focus to, or entertaining, cloud-based solutions. In the past, the only clear choice for most organizations was on-premises data and analytics—oftentimes using an appliance-based platform. However, the costs of scale are gnawing away at the notion that this remains the best approach for all or some of a company’s analytical needs.
Enter enterprise analytics in the cloud, where businesses can tap into the advantages of elasticity, scalability, pay-as-you-go, portability, and performance.
This paper, written by McKnight Consulting analysts William McKnight and Jake Dolezal, describes two organizations with mature enterprise data warehouse capabilities, that have pivoted components of their architecture to leverage the cloud.