public cloud trends

The adoption of the Cloud is already majority among companies, in its modalities of storage, processing and analysis of large volumes of data. So much so, that spending on the public cloud is expected to exceed 500,000 million dollars this year, as pointed out by the consulting firm Gartner , which also anticipates a year-on-year growth of 20%.

The public cloud has established itself as the main asset to grow, gain flexibility and agility, and do so with controlled costs for companies.

Keepler Data Tech analyzes the next challenges facing the public cloud and that will undoubtedly be the subject of conversation at the AWS Summit, the main Amazon Web Services event in our country, which will be held next May:

  1. DataMesh: This paradigm is already occupying a lot of debate among those responsible for data in organizations. It is about adopting a decentralized data governance model, based on a distributed architecture and under the responsibility of the business areas (domains), with respect to their own data (decentralization of governance roles). Essentially, it refers to the concept of breaking down data into more robust, specialized and decentralized domains and introducing interesting concepts to the Cloud environment, such as Data Products and Data Democratization.
  2. Multi-account governance: The management of multiple accounts is a task in which each public cloud provider offers its own tools to facilitate the work and standardize the creation mechanisms, so that good practices can be applied in an automated and reliable way. verifiable. Accounts are usually grouped into organizations, which facilitates the application of security policies to all of them equally, which facilitates the management and standardization of good practices. The difficulty lies in managing the resources of large organizations and dealing with hundreds of accounts in the same company. This is where there is room for improvement for Cloud providers, and news and advances are expected throughout this year.
  3. MLOps is a specialization of the DevOps ecosystem, which seeks to apply automation and deployment best practices to the world of data science. In 2021, it was observed how MLOps was establishing itself as a trend for the different Cloud providers and how more and more resources were being invested to offer new tools and services, which would facilitate the work of creating and deploying data models in the public cloud. This year, LowCode tools have begun to proliferate and are becoming widespread in companies and it is estimated that, in 2024, 75% of them will use them, as Gartner predicts. This pace of growth and demand is forcing public cloud platforms to sharpen their focus, to avoid being left behind, so we expect to see big improvements in the realm of MLOps and LowCode tools in the coming months.
  4. Metadata Governance:If there is one clear point regarding the public cloud, it is that metadata management seems stuck. Companies demand not only to have control over their data, but also to be able to govern the associated metadata, as valuable as the information itself. All public cloud providers offer very basic tools to fill this gap. But none provide a complete, robust, native solution to address this task. The demand for these capabilities in the public cloud is so high that it is forcing companies to look for third-party solutions or directly implement their own solutions,
  5.  Security: Security is a pillar that must always be present and in constant evolution. None of the measures or improvements proposed above would be feasible if it were not accompanied by all the necessary security measures to guarantee the protection of one of our most valuable assets, data. For this reason, investment in security is expected to grow, since it is a key and decisive point for companies to choose to move their data to the cloud and enrich the ecosystem.