The goal of this assignment was to describe an increasingly dominant concept of data analytics by writing a two-page analysis paper. From a list of various intriguing topics, I picked the topic of Cloud Computing. Exploring the topic, I learned that Cloud Computing is a virtual delivery of on-demand computing services through the following four different models: (1) On-Premises (e.g. Private Cloud), (2) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), (3) Platform as a Service (PaaS), and (4) Software as a Service (SaaS). Currently, the most dominant Cloud Computing providers are Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure), and Google Cloud, which provide cost-effective, simple to manage, and reliable virtual computing services such as Compute Engine, Storage, and Networking services.
The following attachment is my analysis paper: Extra Credit Assignment