The cloud has come to stay

When a technology is considered mature? When becomes an established part of our daily lives? When the Oxford English Dictionary confirms its existence? Or when a university teaches a course on the technology?

This month, the University of Washington has revealed the first university certificate program in cloud computing, which focuses on the following topics:

  • Cloud computing models: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and database as a service.
  • Overview of the cloud computing market.
  • Strategic technological choices and development tools.
  • Web-scale analytics and frameworks for processing large data sets.
  • Advanced topics including database query optimization, consideration of NoSQL solutions, memory caching, fault tolerance and disaster recovery.

Interesting, isn’t it? The cloud has come to stay. And this is a new evidence.

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