Special Interest Group: Big Data
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Data, the most precious raw material in the 21st century.  By the year 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species.  Experts forecast that raw data will grow 50% per month and almost 800% in the next 5 years.  Data could equal 35 zettabytes by 2020.  In fact, today there will be more text messages sent today than there are people in the world.   Join the Big Data SIG and participate in the largest explosion of our time – the explosion of big data and information.  Webinars and discussions will feature Futurists, Inventors, Academics, IT prodigies and the everyday user sharing their thoughts, experience, ideas and predictions on:         

  • Structured and unstructured data – more than 85% of data today is unstructured.  How do we deal with the volume and the various devices?       
  • Private and public data – who owns the data?
  • Inside the organization and outside in the yet-to-be-explored and mined world of social media. Each day, almost 300 billion emails are sent; 250 million photos are uploaded onto Facebook and 97,000 tweets are made.  How do we deal with this volume of information and who’s mining it?
  • The future of BYOD – but without the D.

Harnessing data and extracting its value is a major challenge and priority for IT and businesses.  But is big data a big problem or a big opportunity?  Join the Big Data SIG and get a 360 degree view on what is happening around the world in supply chains, social media channels and private and public sectors.

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Tammy Feinreich joined the group Special Interest Group: Big Data.
Posted Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Lee Ynostroza joined the group Special Interest Group: Big Data.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018
Julián Rodríguez joined the group Special Interest Group: Big Data.
Posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Rocky Pisto wrote on the Special Interest Group: Big Data wall: Here is a link to a new white paper relevent to the Vivit Big Data SIG. Harbor Research Report: IoT Challenges Require a New Approach to Data Management and Analytics. https://www.vertica.com/resource/harbor-research-report-iot-challenges-require-new-approach-data-management-analytics/
Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017
Erik Glotzbach joined the group Special Interest Group: Big Data.
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Big Data Race
Post by Akshar Dave, Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Blog: Big Data
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Recent Forum Activity
Vertica Big Data Conference 2014
Posted by: Rocky Pisto, Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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