Let's try to be more positive about new data sources for the cloud, after the harsh comment of a reader seen in my previous post. Last week, I had the opportunity to discover Atmos, a new Cloud Optimized Storage (COS) from EMC.
What I particularly liked is the fact it is based on an object-oriented distributed file system. Microsoft wanted to build such a file system few years ago and eventually they gave up. EMC did it. I still need to dig into the details of that product, but I really think the possibilities of a true OOFS are almost impossible to imagine right now.