Researching cloud computing has allowed me to familiarize myself with how cloud-based analytics work but also how they connect to the SQL databases we have been using in class. I was able to gain insight into the functionality of they are utilized in a business setting. I was able to connect the information learned to a future class next semester of cloud architecture. I discuss the importance of cloud computing in terms of stability, flexibility, types of cloud computing, and how it is cost-effective. Lastly, I was able to connect the following information to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and learn the practicality of cloud-based analytics.