Poll Results : And the Cloud Winner is…

I recently ran a 30 day Poll to evaluate the potential Dominant Cloud Player by 2015.

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The results are in the graph below. AWS is the Winner by a mile. Though this was what I guessed would be the result, you would be surprised to see that people still expect an unknown (read dark horse) to emerge in this space to challenge the incumbents. Here’s to the disruptive force of the Cloud.

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Cloud Cost – Amazing !!

The New York Times used 100 Amazon EC2 instances and a Hadoop application to process 4 TB of raw image TIFF data (stored in S3) into 11 million finished PDFs in the space of 24 hours at a computation cost of about $240 (not including bandwidth)