An Evening Under the Stars at Google LA


FIELD REPORT I attended another great industry event last week courtesy of the LA Machine Learning meetup group – Developer’s Night at Google LA. I always have a great time paying a visit to the local Google campus, so I eagerly took this opportunity to head over to Silicon Beach (LA’s high-tech hub). I wasn’t […]

The Importance of Late Binding for Big Data Analytics


The true value and innovation in big data analytics comes from the ability to extract value from non-traditional data that does not necessarily fit cleanly into a relational model. This gives rise to a new approach for acquisition of data into an analytic repository using “NoETL” techniques whereby structure is not added to the data at load time – but rather at query time using a late binding style of data access.

Greg Papadopoulos: a VCs View of Large-Scale Success

Greg Papadopoulous

Some of the most successful patterns are starting teams who have a really big vision, but work toward it in very sharply focused and agile, constantly adapting ways. We’ll explore some examples and lessons, and end with some observations about the opportunities in Extremely Big Data.

Worlds Colliding: Why Big Data Changes How to Think About Enterprise Storage


In this video from the SNIA Storage Developer Conference 2013, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research shares the results of a new study on how the merging worlds of technical computing and Big Data is changing enterprise storage.

Big Data Bootcamp Event Series


Produced by Global Big Data Conference, a series of Big Data bootcamp events is scheduled for locations around the country. Here is a complete list for the rest of 2013: Seattle(Oct 18-20) New York (Oct 25-27) Chicago (Nov 1-3) Dallas( Nov 8-10) Washington D.C (Nov 15-17) Santa Clara, CA (Oct 11-13) : With Promotional Code […]

Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013

Hold on to your hats, because one of the biggest and baddest Big Data events is coming to New York City on October 28 – 30, 2013 – the Strata Conference + Hadoop World! This is one of Big Data’s events of the year, where thousands of the best minds in data gather to learn, […]

Panel Discussion on Big Data in Context from the Software Experts Summit


In this video From IEEE’s Software Experts Summit, Hakan Erdogmus from Kalemun Research moderates a panel discussion on Big Data in Context.

Big Data Camp


BigDataCamp is touted as the “unconference” for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. At BigDataCamp, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in several open discussions to promote the advancement of Big Data. Data scientists, developers, IT professionals, users and vendors are all encouraged to participate. […]

Big Data Innovation Summit, Boston

Boston Summit keynote

EVENT ALERT! The Big Data Innovation Summit is happening Sept. 12 and 13, 2013 in Boston. With a tagline “Driving business success & customer insight through Big Data innovation,” the show is one of a growing number of big data conferences around the world. This one is courtesy of UK-based Innovation Enterprise, which hosts many […]

Beyond Volume, Variety and Velocity is the Issue of Big Data Veracity


Inderpal Bhandar, Chief Data Officer at Express Scripts noted in his key note presentation at the Big Data Innovation Summit in Boston that IT, business and data scientist need to be also concerned with big data veracity.