In search of a new topic on cloud and the various perspectives of cloud, I was going through various communities, wikis and internet for sometime.
Somewhere I found the history of cloud, somewhere on the implications of private clouds in defense sector. Interesting, but not enough!
I went ahead in quest. Somewhere I found the coinage ‘Cloud plus Data’. Then I started hunting this keyword in Google.
Wiki.scratch? This title intrigued me. Out of sheer bewilderment, I went on to read the page. The wiki page speaks about a newly developed programming language for kids and a data type called cloud data there. The surprise ended there. But the idea of ‘Cloud Data type’ persisted with me. Recently I had read about the concept of temporary social media in the MIT Review Blog. It was described as one of the top ten disruptive technologies for the year 2013.
Temporary Social Media is a concept where content self-destructs itself to enhance the privacy of online communication and make people feel freer and be instantaneous in the world of internet. It can even be a minimal control to the current data explosion. Connecting the dots, I just began to think why can’t we think of a system of programming where cloud based variables and data types be used to create a temporary social media. Thus cloud can become the birthplace for a new mode of social media. The possibilities of cloud based data types do not end there. If we have cloud dependent data which depends on the state of the cloud infrastructure, it will be the birth of a new data science. This new form of variability of data which depends on the nuances of distributed computing can impart a sense of intelligence to the cloud infrastructure and the kind of computation performed on the cloud.
We aspire to build anew capabilities of software engineering automation through cloud paradigms turning every stone in the way ahead. This lofty goal is to make cloud an enabler of a globally integrated enterprise in every sense. This demands enterprise cloud solutions to become a very intelligent platform that can connect, adapt, learn, evolve and assimilate all the forms of data and algorithms. The simple fact that Government departments, defense sector companies and even Intelligence agencies are embracing private cloud services and infrastructures speaks volumes about the significance of cloud computing in the space of technology business. May be a new data type inspired from the tutorials for kids from MIT can be a little spark in this direction!