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Coalition aims to develop cloud standards for big data

The advent of big data has sparked major changes within the enterprise, especially when businesses have begun using the cloud to aid in their efforts. Recently, the Open Data Centre Alliance, a coalition to develop standards for the cloud and data centers, has created the Data Services Workgroup to create regulations for dealing with big data, according to a Cloud Pro report.

The workgroup will help increase interoperability between business intelligence and other big data solutions hosted in cloud-based environments, enabling companies to securely gather and analyze large volumes of information, the news source said.

According to IDC, the market for technologies and services used for big data will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent from 2010 levels and eventually generate nearly $17 billion in revenue by 2015.

Cloud Pro noted that the workgroup will also define requirements for the big data and web hosting markets that will address security and management issues that may arise.

"The ODCA's work will help drive interoperable standards that enhance big data frameworks to be cloud ready - from manageability to security," ODCA Steering Committee member Denis Curran said, according to Cloud Pro. "This will benefit ODCA's members by accelerating solution delivery."

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