MyHealthAvatar: A Case Study of Web-Based Interactive Visual Analytics of Lifestyle Data

Farzad Parvinzamir, Youbing Zhao, Zhikun Deng, Xia Zhao, Nikolaos Ersotelos, Feng Dong, Enjie Liu, Gordon Clapworthy
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing  
Although cloud computing has made great inroads in terms of consumer adoption, we argue that the paradigm still has a long way to go to reach an economically efficient free market state. We highlight four key problems with the current cloud computing approach. These are (1) coarse granularity of service provision, (2) limited control of resources, (3) inadequate support for small providers and prosumers, and (4) vendor lockin via APIs. In this position paper, we briefly outline interesting work
more » ... that may lead to a solution, in terms of moving towards a more market-based approach to cloud resource allocation. According to a recent industrial survey [6] the big four providers of compute infrastructure, (Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM) control over 50% of the cloud market.
doi:10.1109/cit/iucc/dasc/picom.2015.345 dblp:conf/IEEEcit/ParvinzamirZDZE15 fatcat:pr2ras4g7vaxbodypf7uyqzax4