Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Google Insights: Cloud computing vs Grid computing

Alistair Croll over at bitcurrent has pointed out a new service provided by google called insights. With Google Insights you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, and time frames. So I thought I'd take the opportunity to compare Cloud computing vs Grid computing and found some interesting trends.

First of all it seems that Grid computing has been on a general downward trend for 4 years.

  • Four years ago Grid computing had a comparitive ranking of 100 vs cloud 0.
  • Two years ago 33 vs 0.
  • One year ago 26 vs 1.

October 2007 seems to have been tipping point.

  • October 2007 the comparision was 25 vs 10

In April of 2008 Cloud computing surpases grid in search interest for the first time

  • April 2008 the was 27 vs 28

The increase from April to July has been stagering.

  • July 2008 - 21 vs 100

In less then two years cloud computing has managed to surpass the highest levels of interest in comparision to grid computing.

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