Interesting article in the 5 JAN 2014 Washington Post, 5 Myths About the Cloud
. Some funny survey results from the tech-challenged public, and some good points about cloud security, reliability, and environmental impact. And 2014 looks to be a very "cloudy" year, with more companies and government agencies deploying mission critical applications and data in both public and private clouds. And although many potential cloud computing customers still don't think of Oracle as a major player in this growing technology services market, they will if they do their homework
If you want to play around with your own Hadoop-based cloud, be sure to check out these How-To articles on the Oracle Technology Network:
Hey! You! Get onto my cloud!