Treasure Data's open source approach to big data and the cloud promises a speedy setup, just days rather than months. The Treasure Data REST API allows organizations to forego having an IT person involved in transiting to the cloud. The set up is Hadoop-based cloud warehousing using Apache Hive.
Many electrons have been consumed talking about the business and technical benefits of moving to the cloud. At Spanning, we try to apply those same lessons to our daily work in order to produce products at a pace that was not even feasible back in the packaged apps days. This post discusses how we can quickly make imperfect decisions now, that allow us to move forward, learn a little more, then re-evaluate the next set of issues with more context. This is the same model that companies use when they move to the cloud... only pay for the services that you need now.