The rise of cloud computing has paved the way for the emergence of big data. Together the two concepts are helping businesses and governments to focus their resources on the core functions. Cloud computing brings big data within the reach of enterprises, big and small. They can now work with unstructured data at a huge scale. The competitive edge of the future will lie in extracting the business value from a sea of data made possible by the cloud. As the cloud and the data it holds turn critical with multiple ramifications, it requires a cautious approach to handling the cloud computing and big data.
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