Stampedecon 2014: Piloting Big Data

May 13th, 2014

John Akred, CTO, and Stephen O’Sullivan, Distinguished Architect, will be presenting at StampedeCon (May 29-30, 2014) in St. Louis.

John is presenting Piloting Big Data: Where to Start? covering a road-tested strategy for getting value from big data. You know you have data. You know there are problems it can solve. But how do you bridge the gaps in between? John will describe a road-tested strategy for methodically moving from business problem, through an understanding of data requirements and technical capabilities, through to creating a targeted roadmap for your pilot project.

Stephen is presenting Beyond a Big Data Pilot: Building a Production Data Infrastructure. Creating a data architecture involves many moving parts. By examining the data value chain, from ingestion through to analytics, we will explain how the various parts of the Hadoop and big data ecosystem fit together to support batch, interactive and realtime analytical workloads.  By tracing the flow of data from source to output, we’ll explore the options and considerations for components, including data acquisition, ingestion, storage, data services, analytics and data management. Most importantly, we’ll leave you with a framework for understanding these options and making choices.