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While cloud computing still offers adventurous users an opportunity for bare-metal server implementations, the history of highly scalable cloud architectures is one of adding more and more managed services. Increasingly, those offerings consist of data services that are beginning to form something of a big data cloud. The cloud format first driven by Google, Amazon.com and others has come to include a mix of SQL and NoSQL databases, enterprise data warehouses, Hadoop data stores and, most recently, streaming data processing engines. In this short exam, we invite you to test your knowledge of some quirky trivia in big data and cloud computing history. The milestones show that you can get here from there.
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