What is Big Data in 90 Minutes vs 1,000,000,000 Google Search Results

Session Number: 409
Track: Spotlights
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Paul Zikopoulos [Director, IBM - IBM Canada]
Time: Apr 30, 2013 (10:15 AM - 11:45 AM)
Room: Curacao 5-7

Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Presentation Category: Data Management, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Information Integration, Big Data
Presentation Platform: Cross Platform
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, Systems Programmers, New Users, IT Managers
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Co-speaker Name: Alyse Passarelli

Abstract:  Big Data seems to be all the craze this day - quite impressive despite it's horribly misleading name. In this session you'll get a framework to separate the hype from the fiction, discover how to define Big Data and what's need capabilities does a Big Data platform need to deliver. You'll learn about the IBM Big Data platform and how it's made up of multiple processing engines (including DB2!) that are geared towards specific tasks at hand: with integration point throughout. Finally, we'll present some business uses cases for Big Data, to wrap the technology up with value propositions that can be applied to business across industries. Take it this way: on any given day, if you do a Google search on “What is Big Data” you will get over ONE BILLION hits. After this presentation, you won’t need to do this search again.