Why you should know about DigitalOcean if you don’t already

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There’s so much news this week we can barely pack it in — but we give it a try. For starters, Derrick Harris explains why so much mad money is flowing into big data — the latest example is  MapR’s healthy $110 million in financing. Oh, and why Spark will be a force going forward.
And Senior Writer Jonathan Vanian (welcome to the podcast!) weighs in on why CoreOS is such a big deal; and I try to explain why Amazon’s new mite-sized t.2 instances may show that cloud leader is getting more reactive to what rivals like Google(s goog) and DigitalOcean, are doing.
Speaking of DigitalOcean,  our guest this week is that company’s CEO Ben Uretsky who comes on to argue that even many  developers would rather buy “Droplets” of compute/storage/networking resources all at once, rather than slap together AWS components as needed. Apologies in advance for the construction noise near the end, but DigitalOcean is New York City based, and finding a quiet room in the Big Apple is like lassoing a unicorn.
Anyway, soldier through, he’s got some good points to make on how U.S. cloud providers can make customers beyond our borders more comfortable in the cloud post NSA gate.

Digital Ocean CEO Ben Uretsky

DigitalOcean CEO Ben Uretsky

Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris
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