January 25, 2012 – Not all analytics systems are a great fit for cloud computing, though there are a handful of promising deployments surrounding big data, customization and innovative applications, according to a new report from MWD Advisors.

The report from the U.K. research and analysis firm, entitled, “Analytics in the Cloud: A Practical Approach,” explores the complexities and capabilities of analytics in public, private and hybrid deployments.    Among MWD’s half-dozen common analytic adoption scenarios in the report is one, like the cloud, receiving quite a bit of attention lately: big data. Public or hybrid deployments can boost analytics for big data with newfound capacity for high-performance capabilities such as preparing data for data mining, scoring data and producing data models. In addition, off-premise environments may be better built to handle unstructured data from Facebook posts or log files and enable more flexible and powerful analytics processing. MWD reports that these analytics capabilities are gaining credibility among end-user organizations.

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