"The" cloud is everywhere. If you want to be cool (and of course if you want to use the many advantages that the cloud offers), you deploy your applications on someone else's infrastructure. Paying only for what you are using, scaling up and down your applications as you use them and don't need to operate and maintain your own datacenter.
Let me introduce you to the last Meetup before a summer break.
This time we have the pleasure to be guests in the Microsoft office in Vienna.
After the talk you can look forward to pizza, beer and networking.
"Options and Considerations of Deploying Hadoop in the Cloud" (Martin Pöckl, Stefan Kupstaitis-Dunkler)
Martin Pöckl is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft Vienna. He is advising customers on how to use and design data driven solutions.
Stefan Kupstaitis-Dunkler is a Systems Architect at Hortonworks. He is driving Big Data use cases for clients using Open Source Software. Sometimes he's posting a new article on his blog https://datahovel.com. (@StefanDunkler, https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefandunkler/, https://github.com/Condla/)