by James Dixon and Chris Deptula
The big data world is extremely chaotic based on technology in its infancy. Learn how to tame this chaos, integrate it within your existing data environments (RDBMS, analytic databases, applications), manage the workflow, orchestrate jobs, improve productivity and make using big data technologies accessible to a much wider spectrum of developers, analysts and data scientists. Learn how you can actually leverage Hadoop and NoSQL stores via an intuitive, graphical big data IDE – eliminating the need for deep developer skills such as Hadoop MapReduce, Pig scripting, or NoSQL queries.
The effect of big data on all business models cannot be denied. This panel of SCM experts looks at how business are using, or should be using, big data to drive supply chain management issues focusing on the broader manufacturing issues that must be addressed as well as practical tips that can be applied in dealing with supply chains that now span the globe.
Despite the hype, enterprises are still wrapping their arms around the large amounts of data they’re sitting on, and how to leverage it. In this session, we’ll look at a snapshot of how enterprises are thinking about their big data strategies, and what it means to their top line.
by Richard Taylor
Do you want to write less code and get more done? This tutorial will demonstrate a natural language parsing technology to extract entities from all kinds of text using massively parallel clusters. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with the newly-released, data-centric cluster programming technology from HPCC Systems to extract entities from semi-structured and free-form text data. Students will leave with all the data and code used in the class along with the latest HPCC Client Tools installation, HPCC documentation, and HPCC’s VMware installation. Prizes, give-aways and a raffle is included.
This session is sponsored by HPCC
by Nate McCall
The database industry has been abuzz over the past year about NoSQL databases and their applications in the realm of solutions commonly placed under the ‘big data’ heading.
This interest has filtered down to software development organizations who have had to scramble to make sense of terminology, concepts and patterns particularly in the areas of distributed computing which were previously limited to academics and a very small number of special case applications.
Like all of these systems, Apache Cassandra, which has quickly emerged as a best-of-breed solution in this space in the NoSQL/Big Data space, still requires a substantial learning curve to implement correctly.
This tutorial will walk attendees through the fundamentals of Apache Cassandra, installing a small working cluster either locally or via a cloud provider, and practice configuring and managing this cluster with the tools provided in the open source distribution.
Attendees will then use this cluster to design a simple Java web application as a way to gain practical, hands on experience in designing applications to take advantage of the massive performance gains and operational efficiency that can be leveraged from a correctly architected Apache Cassandra cluster.
Attendees should leave the tutorial with hands-on knowledge of building a real, working distributed database.
by Mark Madsen
Mark Madsen talks about how regular businesses will eventually embrace a data-driven mindset, with some trademark ‘Madsen’ history background to put it in context. People throw around ‘industrial revolution of data’ and ‘new oil’ a lot without really thinking about what things like the scientific method, or steam power, or petrochemicals did as a result.
“Big data” provides the opportunity to combine new, rich data sources in novel ways to discover business insights. How do you use analytics to exploit this data so that it will yield real business value? Learn a proven technique that ensures you identify where and how big data analytics can be successfully deployed within your organization. Case study examples will demonstrate its use.
In this session, business agility expert Michael Hugos will present examples from his work in applying immersive animation techniques and gaming dynamics, and discuss how they can address the challenges of consuming – and responding to – the data deluge, turning information overload into business advantage.
by Marcia Tal
In this session, Marcia Tal will demonstrate how significant business value is being realized through sophisticated understanding of intent and interconnectedness, at scale.
by Marti Hearst
Search user interfaces are slow to change; ideas for new search interfaces rarely take hold. This talk will forecast how search is likely to change and what will stay the same in the coming years.
by Jon Bruner
Jon Bruner leads a panel discussion with a few of the day’s presenters and takes final questions from the audience.
28th February to 1st March 2012