By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
I saw the best presentation I've ever seen on big data at the Nth Generation Symposium last week. The session was delivered by Marc Demarest, Founder & Principal of Noumenal, Inc. Marc didn't talk about big data from a vendor perspective but from a customer perspective. After Marc's session, I grabbed him before he could get out off the stage and asked to do a podcast with him, which he graciously did. This is a fantastic overview of his session.
In the podcast, we focused on a definition Marc used for big data that focuses on six dimensions:
- Volume - how much?
- Velocity - how fast?
- Viscosity - how actionable?
- Value - how leverageable
- Variability - how "normalized"?
- Variety - what types?
Here's the podcast with Marc.
If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file. You can also subscribe to my podcast on iTunes - go to the iTunes store and search for "Around the Storage Block" or you can open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture.
I have audio and slides from Marc's entire session - let me know what you think of the podcast and if I get a positive response, I'll create a YouTube video of Marc's Nth Generation Symposium session.