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Should I stay or should I go? Figuring out where data should live | #HS16SJ

Everyone wants in on Big Data — the more data they can amass the better, right? Well, not for their traditional on-prem data centers. Companies want a large enough space to store all the data they can get their hands on, but does that mean compromising on other infrastructure features?

Praveen Kankariya, CEO of Impetus Technologies, Inc., said that customers need a way to store data that allows them easy and frictionless access to it. With the storage limits of on-prem, many are finding that a home away from home is the solution.

Kankariya and Ajay Anand, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Kyvos Insights, Inc., spoke with John Furrier (@furrier) of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during the Hadoop Summit in San Jose, California.

“The cloud is turning into a Big Data lake,” Kankariya said. “We’re seeing this across a lot of enterprises: ‘Well, alright. Let’s get all our data into [Amazon] S3. We cannot figure out our internal infrastructure; let’s bypass it. Get all the data into one place,'” he explained. He said that whatever questions remain, “At least it’s all in one place,” and that takes care of one large logistical problem.

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Anand agreed that getting the data’s location figured out is important, but then accessibility is equally important. He said that customers want to be able to choose what tools they use on their data, and they want those choices to be unaffected by where they store it.

“That’s what our customers are asking for,” he said — tools that can scale out and work reliably in different environments.

Watch the entire video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of the Hadoop Summit US.

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