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There’s so much news this week we can barely pack it in — but we give it a try. For starters, Derrick Harris explains why there’s so much mad money flowing into big data — the latest example being  MapR’s new healthy $ 110 million financing. Oh, and why Spark will be s a force to be reckoned with going forward.

And Senior Writer Jonathan Vanian (welcome to the podcast!) weighs in on why CoreOS is such a big deal; and I try to explain why Amazon’s new mite-sized t.2 instances may show that cloud leader is getting more reactive to what rivals like Google Compute Platform and Digital Ocean, are doing.

Speaking of Digital Ocean,  our guest this week is that company’s CEO Ben Uretsky who comes on to argue that even many  developers would rather buy “Droplets” of compute/storage/networking resources all at once, rather than slap together AWS components as needed. Apologies in advance for the construction noise near the end, but Digital Ocean is New York City based, and finding a quiet room in the Big Apple is like lassoing a unicorn.

Anyway, soldier through, he’s got some good points to make on how U.S. cloud providers can make customers beyond our borders more comfortable in the cloud post NSA gate.


Digital Ocean CEO Ben Uretsky

Digital Ocean CEO Ben Uretsky



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