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FEATURE : CLOUD

THE FOUNDATIONS OF

THE SUPERCLOUD ARE COMPUTE AND DATA SERVICES THAT MAKE

RUNNING ANY SIZE APPLICATION EFFICIENT

AND INFINITELY SCALABLE WITHOUT THE BAGGAGE

OF THE CLOUD AS IT EXISTS TODAY . rethink of what computing should look like to meet the demands of Internet-scale businesses . It ’ s as if steam locomotives were replaced with efficient electric engines but still required a chimney on top and stopped to take on water every 200 miles .

The cloud replaced the rituals of buying servers and installing operating systems with new and now familiar rituals of choosing regions , and provisioning virtual machines , and keeping code artificially warm .
But along the way glimpses of light are seen through the cloud in the form of lambdas , or edges , or functions , or serverless . All are trying to give a name to a model of cloud computing that promises to make developers highly productive at scaling from one to
Internet-scale . It ’ s a model that rather than virtualizing machines or disks or wrapping things in containers says : “ write code , we ’ ll run it , don ’ t sweat the details like scaling or location ”.
We ’ re calling that the Supercloud . The foundations of the Supercloud are compute and data services that make running any size application efficient and infinitely scalable without the baggage of the cloud as it exists today .
The foundations of the Supercloud
Some years ago a movement called NoSQL developed new ways of storing and processing data that didn ’ t rely on databases . Key-value stores and document stores
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