The following article by Ciaran Dynes was reposted from the Talend blog with their permission.
As you may have read, Talend recently announced its support for Cloudera Altus, a newly released Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that simplifies running large-scale data processing applications in the public cloud. For us, supporting Altus at launch was the absolute easiest decision given that so many of our customers are looking to realize the cost,
With modern businesses dealing with an ever-increasing volume of data, and an expanding set of data sources, the data engineering process that enables analysis, visualization, and reporting only becomes more important.
When considering running data engineering workloads in the public cloud, there are capabilities which enable different operational models from on-premises deployments. The key factors here are the presence of a distinct storage layer within the cloud environment, and the ability to provision compute resources on-demand (e.g.: with Amazon’s S3 and EC2 respectively).