Any Enterprises using openstack? What is your experience with it?
Take time to read Michael Masterson’s Ready Fire Aim.
A lot of entrepreneurs spend a lot of their time on office space, beautiful web site design and other secondary & tertiary tasks. If no one is going to buy what you want to sell, you’ve just wasted a bunch of money on a business that will never be.
This book reemphasizes the need for sales as the most important activity for a startup. I believe a startup will be out of business if they cannot generate sustainable sales within 12-18 months of starting.
Cloud computing is a boon to big data. Paying by consumption destroys the barriers to entry that prohibit many organizations from playing with large datasets, because there’s no up-front investment. In many ways, big data gives clouds something to do.
Check out Amazon Glacier http://aws.amazon.com/glacier/
Allows you to save large amounts of data in the cloud – perfect for eDiscovery need
A more comprehensive comparison of solr and elastic search
Good article comparing the 2 open source search server solutions built on top of Lucene.