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The best big data presentation I've ever seen

Headshot 100X100.jpgBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vexpert 2012 logo.gif

 

I saw the best presentation I've ever seen on big data at the Nth Generation Symposium last week.  The session was delivered by MarcMarc Demarest.jpg 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:

 

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  • 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.

 

Comments
fletch00(anon) | ‎08-11-2012 10:48 PM

Interesting, pretty high level, but useful for conceptualizing use cases for applying big data analysis outside of what I previously considered.

I'd be interested to see and hear the entire session, please put it up on YT.

 

thanks

 

PS: no mention of Hadoop or Dremel, but points for "grok" :smileywink:

 

Louisy(anon) | ‎08-20-2012 11:17 PM

Interested as well in seeing the whole presentation

 

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