Big Data has so much focus right now and that never happens without its fair share of truth stretching and unrealistic expectations. Hype simply goes with the territory when technology shifts so quickly into a new way of thinking and new technology. Getting realistic answers is really, really hard as each direction we look to find truth provides just another organization’s agenda.
Everyone wants in on the hype but only some sources matter.
The bigger picture
If you just skimmed the headlines, you’d miss a great deal of the detail of how Big Data is discovered, filtered, analyzed and used to create value, reduce risk or cut costs. You’d think, in fact, that Big Data is about ‘insights’ that make us smarter. But a quick look under the covers shows that insights are just a part of the equation. Maybe even the smaller part. Big Data is actually an ecosystem of technologies that go well beyond the Hadoop platform and well beyond just data.
We’ve put together a workshop for the first week of May that will break down the myths and give a clear picture of what Big Data is and isn’t. Our goal is to give people a healthy skepticism for the promises of Big Data and tangle ways to tackle Big Data problems.
The schedule looks like this:
- Why Big Data Won’t Make You Smart, Rich or Pretty – Matt Quinn, TIBCO CTO
- Big Data: It Takes a Village – Danny Van Der Rijn, TIBCO Principal Architect
- Understanding Big Data Basics: Requirements – Piyush Govil, FablessLabs Cofounder
- The Big Challenge of Big Data and Hadoop Integration – Matt Shcumpert, Datameer Director of Solutions Engineering
- Advanced Infrastructure Technologies Enabling Big Data Analytics – Shawn Fitzgerald and Ilker Cebeli, QLogic
- Big Data Analytic Use Caes – Anjul Bhambhri, IBM VP Big Data, Information Management
- Big Data Looking Forward – Matt Marshall, Venture Beat Founder and Editor
This workshop pulls together thought leadership in Big Data that will offer an excellent opportunity to see through the hype and understand what the real choices are. This is a workshop, so questions are encouraged and participation is part of the plan. We hope to see you there.