The most important thing about Salesforce.com’s new data service might be its scale

Good article for those working on NJ IT procurements.

Gigaom

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff (pictured above) has always talked about his company as a cloud computing provider, but as popular as its applications have been, Salesforce has never operated at the same scale as its infrastructure-based cousins such as Amazon Web Services or Google. However, things might be about to change thanks to a new data analytics service, called Wave, that the company is announcing on Monday.

The new service, which is underpinned by a search-like, massively parallel processing architecture, represents a “dramatic expansion” of the company’s data center footprint, according to Keith Bigelow, general manager and senior vice president of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. In order to provide capacity for Wave, he said, Salesforce has deployed thousands of servers and “many, many, many, many petabytes of storage” into its data centers — an order of magnitude more capacity than all the rest of Salesforce.com.

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