George Anadiotis

George's got tech, data, and media, and he's not afraid to use them. Coming from an IT background, he's had the chance to learn to play many instruments on the way to becoming a one man band and an orchestrator: being a Gigaom analyst, serving Fortune 500, startups and NGOs as a consultant, building and managing projects, products and teams of all sizes and shapes, and getting involved in award-winning research among others. George runs Linked Data Orchestration: http://linkeddataorchestration.com

Andrew Brust

Andrew Brust has worked in the software industry for 25 years as a developer, consultant, entrepreneur and CTO, specializing in application development, databases and business intelligence technology. He has been a developer magazine columnist and conference speaker since the mid-90s, and a technology book writer and blogger since 2005. Andrew serves as Senior Director, Technical Product Marketing and Evangelism at Datameer, a big data analytics company.

Tony Baer (dbInsight)

Tony Baer, the founder and principal of dbInsight, is a recognized industry expert on data-driven transformation. His combined expertise in both legacy database technologies and emerging cloud and analytics technologies shapes how technology providers go to market in an industry undergoing significant transformation. During his 10 years as a principal analyst at Ovum, he established successful research practices in the firm's fastest growing categories, including big data, cloud data management, and product lifecycle management. He led deep dive research on how cloud-native architectures are transforming data management. He originated the term "Fast Data" which has since become synonymous with real-time streaming analytics. Baer advised Ovum vendor clients regarding product roadmap, positioning, and messaging and helped them understand how to evolve data management and analytic strategies as the cloud, big data, and AI moved the goal posts. He provided strategic counsel to Ovum enterprise clients from the Fortune 100 to fast-growing privately held companies. Onalytica named him as one of its influencers for data, data management, and cloud in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Analytics Insight named him one of the 2019 Top 100 Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Influencers.

Latest Posts

Making Hadoop optimizations Pervasive

Making Hadoop optimizations Pervasive

As innovative as Hadoop is in toto, its components can benefit from optimization, perhaps significantly. One vendor that’s been in the database business for three decades isn’t just talking about those optimizations. It’s building products around them.

March 26, 2012 by in Big Data Analytics

Microsoft does Hadoop, and JavaScript's the glue

Microsoft does Hadoop, and JavaScript's the glue

Microsoft has a reputation for modifying external technology when adopting it. But in the case of Hadoop, Microsoft is so far staying true to the core technology, providing optional integration with its own stack, and making it easier for people to work with Hadoop and get excited about it.

March 22, 2012 by in Microsoft

HDFS and file system wanderlust

HDFS and file system wanderlust

The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) is a pillar of Hadoop. But its single-point-of-failure topology, and its ability to write to a file only once, leaves the Enterprise wanting more. Some vendors are trying to answer the call.

March 15, 2012 by in CXO

The MapReduce 101 story, in 102 stories

The MapReduce 101 story, in 102 stories

Can a skyscraper completed in 1931 be used to explain a parallel processing algorithm introduced in 2004? In this post, I use the anology of counting smartphones in the Empire State Building to explain MapReduce...without using code.

March 12, 2012 by in Smartphones

Big Data for big marketing

Big Data for big marketing

Big Data infrastructure and competency can seem distant from the workaday world of retail planning, strategy and analysis. Bringing the two worlds together would be quite useful though. At least one vendor is trying, through acquisition, integration and leadership experienced in both.

March 9, 2012 by in Big Data Analytics

Big Data: Defining its definition

Big Data: Defining its definition

Big Data is all the rage these days, as are its constituent technologies like Hadoop, NoSQL, and the mystical discipline of data science. But it turns out that understanding of, and a consensus definition for, Big Data are rather elusive. This blog is here to address that.

February 29, 2012 by in Big Data Analytics

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