Amazon Public Datasets

sábado, 24 de octubre de 2009
We read in the proliific bitacora of James Grid NubeBlog (in Spanish, sorry...) that Amazon has announced its "Hosted Public Datasets."

It seem s that the datasets provide public information from different sources (Government, NGOs, etc.), within the Amazon EC2 environment, free of charge.

What does this mean? Well, anyone who is using Amazon's infrastructure (this is the way Amazon intends to generate revenue, of course) can create instances of these public data sets (within Amazon EBS) to use in their applications. Currently there are very few data sets, but we think this is a very interesting movement.

While reading the news, Buainess Intelligence caqme to our minds, which is precisely the area in which we (the peoplle behind Todo OnDemnand) are focused. We already wrote a post here on SaaS Business Intelligence, which by the way we promised to espand... What is clear is that companies, for their decisions-making processs are increasingly going to need not only data frmo their own systems, but data from outside their orgaanization, either public, something that movements likef the Amazon will makee easier, or from partners (providers, resellers, etc... ) something increasingly common. We will probably begin to talk about Extended Data Warehouse or something like that, wich rmeinds me of articles aboout Extended Enterprise or (good God!) Enterprise 3.0...

Of course the question thhat arises fro m this is, What tool would companies use to integrrate and use all these daat for their BI needs? Well, there is people working on BI SaaS, that's all we can say for the moment :)

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