When you think of “the cloud” and “big-data analytics,” you probably think of a nebulous place where marketers store data about everyone’s whereabouts and buying preferences. But wait, engineers don’t do analytics; they do analysis. Nevertheless, having test data stored and processed in the cloud can offer some advantages over storing it locally.
Several companies have developed web-based apps for using the cloud to store test data, analyze that data, and even control bench instruments. So far, each application we’ve seen serves a different purpose....