The cloud has been touted as the panacea for all things data related. Whether posited as the ideal locus for Artificial Intelligence deployments, or renowned for streamlining the fundamentals of data management, cloud computing is considered the solution for nearly every aspect of the data landscape.
“Silicon Valley’s IT business is really good at telling stories and painting pictures in the early days that are attractive, and it gets people moving in a direction,” explained Stardog CEO Kendall Clark. “And then, just like any other complicated human thing, the costs come later, and the sober reality comes in later.”
For the cloud, the sober reality is this paradigm has a number of points of concern that, unless properly addressed, become business flaws with the potential to undo any advantage gained from it.