What Does it Mean to Live in a World of Big Data?

What Does it Mean to Live in a World of Big Data?

Posted on March 27, 2013

What will you be doing the first week of April? As most people recover from their Easter candy sugar rush and April Fools hijinks, we’ll be making our way to Silicon Valley for the Cloud Connect Conference – a relatively new conference that aims to demonstrate how to leverage technologies such as Big Data, Infrastructure and Cloud to increase productivity and improve business agility. The conference includes keynotes and multiple workshops, including several on Cloud and Big Data.

We generate more and more data each and every day – it’s time we learn how to harness it in order to gain insight into customers, markets, competitors and employees. This means two things for IT: the role of the analyst will become increasingly important, and new sets of architectures are constantly being developed in order to crunch all of those numbers.

Join Jamie Meritt from the DataDirect team, along with Jeremy Edberg, Reliability Architect at Netflix, from 9:00am – 12:15pm on April 2nd in Grand Ballroom H to learn everything you need to know about Big Data, from fundamentals to best practices.

Over the coming years, data will be the biggest business issue. We will all need to begin to understand what it means to live in a world of Big Data. During our workshop at Cloud Connect, we will look at tools like Hadoop, Cassandra, Mongo, and Riak, as well as blended architectures that put Big Data alongside traditional Business Intelligence. We will explain:

  • Why Big Data, how is it useful and what can it do for you?
  • SQL and NoSQL – What's the difference, what are the pros and cons, how do you move from one to the other?
  •  NoSQL technologies such as HBase/HDFS, BigTable, MongoDB, S3, Redis, Cassandra, Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Flume and more
  • Practical steps to keep your Big Data systems reliable

We will also show you how to analyze your data more quickly, how to use it to spot upcoming trends and how to prevent problems – all while walking through case studies from companies that are on the cutting edge of Big Data. If you’re looking to get up to speed on Big Data quickly, we’ll see you at our Big Data workshop next week! Follow us at @DataDirect_News for real-time updates from the show and check back into our blog for a synopsis of the session when it’s complete.

Jeff Reser

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