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Gartner Hype-Cycle 2012 – Cloud Computing and Big Data

Four points that I agree with; but I still think “Big Data” is a solution is search of a problem

Let me read between the lines of Gartner Hype-Cycle for Cloud Computing – 2012. According to my reading this is what Gartner really wants to say. I agree with 4 of them, am doubtful about one and disagree with one.

[Update: Summary of Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 on Emerging Technologies - have a look]

Four Points that I agree with

Gartner has stated these points using a different language. I am being more direct.

Cloud Computing has started going down the “trough of disillusionment”!

After hovering in the “peak of inflated expectation” for last 3 years, cloud computing has started down the “trough of disillusionment”!

For the uninitiated, it is difficult to distinguish between what a real cloud offering is and what only has a label of cloud offering – an old wine in a new bottle.

Avoid treating Cloud as a solution in search of a problem

If you start looking at cloud are try to figure out where I can use it or you want to use cloud to reduce cost then your chances of success is less.

Instead, if you start from a business problem where can solve it more efficiently, your chances of success would be much higher.

Do not expect too much from Cloud Computing in next 2 years

In the priority matrix only 2 technologies are listed under “less than 2 years to mainstream”. They are:

  1. Virtulization
  2. Sales force automation SaaS

On the other hand there are 24 items listed under “2 to 5 years to mainstream”.

No traction for PaaS

Platform as a service is over hyped. There is a large gap between what is on offer and what enterprise customer expects.

One Point that I am doubtful about

Gartner prediction is very different from what Forrester had predicted

According to Gartner by 2016, IaaS and SaaS will have a market of similar size. On the other hand, Forrester had predicted that SaaS will about 80% of total cloud market share.

Who do you think is right? (see next page)

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More Stories By Udayan Banerjee

Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, an IT industry veteran with more than 30 years' experience. He blogs at
The blog focuses on emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social media aka web 2.0 etc. It also contains stuff about agile methodology and trends in architecture. It is a world view seen through the lens of a software service provider based out of Bangalore and serving clients across the world. The focus is mostly on...

  • Keep the hype out and project a realistic picture
  • Uncover trends not very apparent
  • Draw conclusion from real life experience
  • Point out fallacy & discrepancy when I see them
  • Talk about trends which I find interesting

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