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Cloud services the integration problem

November 13, 2019 / NA

The development of cloud services has taken place so rapidly that is nearly impossible to keep abreast. The first successful applications delivered from the cloud not only enjoy rapid development, but the number of new tasks, capabilities and applications that are now being adapted for the model continues to amaze and delight. How about chatbot-as-a-service? Or AI-as-as-service?According to Janakiram MSV of Forbes, the first wave of cloud computing is attributable to the big platforms, featuring the likes of Google App Engine, Engine Yard, Heroku, and Azure delivered Platform as a Service (PaaS) to developers. This was followed, by Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) where users would provision virtual machines and storage themselves.The third wave of cloud was centred around data, he reports, from relational databases to Big Data to graph databases, cloud providers offered data platform services covering a wide range of offerings. Whether it is AWS or Azure or GCP, compute, storage and...