Turning Big Data into Insight: More Thoughts from Cloud Expo

Turning Big Data into Insight: More Thoughts from Cloud Expo

Posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments

At Cloud Expo last week, Gordon Crenshaw, Senior Solutions Consultant for Progress Software, and Brad Wright, Data Strategy Product Manager for DataDirect, gave a presentation titled “Big Data Alchemy – Turning Big Iron into Gold!” During the session, the duo explained that while the potential for distilling information from big data exists, there are quite a few challenges to making that dream a reality. With DataDirect, however, the process of leveraging petabytes of data into useful information is not as daunting as it may seem.

Gordon and Brad provided the audience with a demonstration on how DataDirect drivers can turn big data into insight. They looked at the recent election to determine if there’s a correlation between party affiliation and the methods that people use to compose Tweets. Watch the video below to learn how they accomplished this ominous task!

If you’d like to see other videos from Cloud Expo, check out our YouTube page and look out for additional posts down the line.

Jeff Reser

View all posts from Jeff Reser on the Progress blog. Connect with us about all things application development and deployment, data integration and digital business.


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