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“Clouds in Africa only bring rain” — A former business partner said this to me about five years ago, before I worked at Denodo, about the future of cloud technology in Africa.

Recently we held our first Denodo user group conference in South Africa, hosted at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, our longstanding customer. Around thirty attendees were present, from ten different customer companies, two partner companies, and three of us from Denodo.

Six of our customers provided detailed presentations on their uses of the Denodo Platform, and much was learned and shared.

Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on September 8, 2022.

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It seems like a strange question, but consider how much energy is consumed by block chain, and in particular, Bitcoin. According to recent reports by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, Bitcoin consumed about 0.55% of the world’s electricity production in 2021. That’s approximately the same amount of electricity as Malaysia consumed. This is also seven times more energy than Google consumed in 2021.

IDC stated in its Revelations in the Global DataSphere report, July 2021, that “Only 10% of the Global DataSphere is unique in any given year, the rest is replicated/consumed.” A Carnegie Mellon University study concluded that the energy cost of data transfer and storage is about 7 kWh per gigabyte in the cloud, which in itself can be significantly less than that of a traditional on-premises data center.

Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on June 24, 2022.

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Data Governance as a concept and practice has been around for as long as data management has been around. It, however is gaining prominence and interest in recent years due to the increasing volume of data that needs to be managed on the one hand, and the growing scrutiny around…

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