Yesterday, The Rayno Report hosted a social chat On "Big Data and Efficiency" under the #greencloud moniker. Our goal was to discover how businesses are using big data applications to drive efficiency, and where that will lead us in the future.
Here's the idea: Across all industries, there is massive amounts of waste. By running big data applications in the cloud, not only can we learn new things, but we can eliminate waste and drive efficiency. Now, also imagine if these big data clouds ran on data centers fueled by renewable sources of energy.