Building or expanding your own data center to handle big data workloads is costly, takes a long time, and doesn’t allow your business to move fast enough. The cloud can help with a lot of these problems. Using the cloud to store and process your data can significantly reduce the cost, scalability, and elasticity issues of managing your own data center. But just deciding to move to the cloud isn’t going to solve your big data problems overnight. The problem is, lots of cloud providers offer just a subset of everything you need.