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Data Analysis in the Cloud by Fabrizio Marozzo, Paolo Trunfio, Domenico Talia

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Chapter 2

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Abstract

This chapter introduces the basic concepts of cloud computing, which provides scalable storage and processing services that can be used for extracting knowledge from big data repositories. Section 2.1 defines cloud computing and discusses the main service and deployment models adopted by cloud providers. The section also describes some cloud platforms that can be used to implement applications and frameworks for distributed data analysis. Section 2.2 discusses more specifically how cloud computing technologies can be used to implement distributed data analysis systems. The section identifies the main requirements that should be satisfied by a distributed data analysis system, and then discusses ...

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