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Unformatted text preview: consume 1.5 terabytes of memory. They tried to handle it internally, but when they realized it was impossible, they utilized cloud computing via Amazon Web Services. This process took days instead of months and cost hundreds of dollars instead of thousands. This is the first article Ive read to bring up a different issue with cloud computing than the security and customer privacy. Apparently there are also plenty of high-level features that cloud computing does not offer yet, such as database management. I would not do anything differently. Cloud players are already addressing all the issues that have been brought to them and everything is moving along smoothly where many are saying this will be the new wave of computing in our very new future. Source: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2008/tc2008128_745779.htm...
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