Began as a Functional / Systems Analyst in QANTAS when a 286PC was dropped on my desk early 1980s, primarily to emulate a dumb terminal access to the mainframe. I guess is this what they now call Cloud Computing. Times and tech stuff have changed. I LOVE DATA and what's inside, I love BIG DATA and the new challenges of managing ingestion, filtering, transforming & storing, then providing near-real time business intelligence results.
And to do this with NEW functional design and architecture. Days of the traditional Database foundations (RDMBS) being suitable for Big Data from which Analytics can be drawn will eventually be over. We are not there yet. The new Frontier and the converged HW/SW/Network & virtualisation will make for a great sandbox.