The Real Big Data is the place to go for all the latest news and discussions in the world of big data. We’re interested in digging into the latest stories and statistics in the industry, giving you the most up-to-date facts and in-depth analysis, alongside our own humble opinions.
We cover topics across all aspects of this exciting new field, from how to use infrastructure platforms for simplification and improved data handling, to the implementation of big data analytics and its social and enterprise implications. Our aim is to keep the conversation on big data relevant and understandable, without talking down to you. Whether you’re interested in using big data for a small business, a public body, an NGO, a multinational company or just as an interested and informed individual, you’ll be able to find something useful on The Real Big Data. If you think we’re missing something big, why not get in touch with our editorial team?
The Real Big Data was launched in 2012 and is brought to you in partnership with EMC and Greenplum, leading providers of hardware, software and services for information infrastructure environments. To find out more about them, take a look at their main website. The opinions expressed on this blog are those of the individual authors, and not necessarily the views of EMC.
Why The Real Big Data?
Big data can seem seriously abstract. It’s also often only discussed in the context of its use in the corporate business environment. This is an important use, of course. But that’s not all that big data is. Big data can provide new insights into many different parts of society outside of the business world, from search engine results to healthcare research. That’s why we call ourselves The Real Big Data: we give you understandable analysis about real world issues.
Our Contributor Community
We’ve brought together some of the biggest brains in big data, giving them the chance to download some of the information in their heads onto this blog for you to read, share or comment on as you see fit. We suspect some of their brains may be plugged directly into the web.
If you want find out about our contributors, then take a look at their profiles below.
Mark makes it his mission to mobilise businesses to become more attentive to the needs of their customers and to improve efficiency. How? Through the use of big data and data science, of course.
For decades, data scientists have been the unsung heroes of the database world. Relegated to the back room and rarely seen outside of the datacenter, being a “data guy” was something that didn’t win you much affection within an organisation. But now, with some 50 billion devices, from cars to appliances, expected be talking to one another by 2020, things are starting to change. Big data and data science is about to be the hottest thing on the block, and is driving a unique breed of solutions to new businesses.
Mark likes nothing better than to dream dreams on a white board and then watch them be delivered by much smarter, younger people.
Rob’s constantly immersed in a myriad of market sectors, from media & entertainment, to telecoms, energy, life sciences and finance. He helps organisations to find the best ways to manage growth, reduce costs and accelerate results with the use of Isilon’s breakthrough big data technologies.
Leading a top engineering team, Rob was instrumental in developing Isilon’s industry-leading OneFS clustered filesystem, including being a named author on eight of the patents. Along with the fact that he was in top technical roles at Amazon.com and Equator Technologies, and holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McGill University, we can safely say that he knows his stuff.
Supporting EMC product and marketing initiatives right across the world, from Mexico to Madagascar, Chris is at the forefront of the latest trends in technology and IT management. Above all, Chris wants to improve results for organisations by finding practical truths about the best ways to apply technology – and with 25 years of hands on experience in the industry, including workflow, process management, customer communications and interactive marketing, there aren’t many people who are better placed to make it happen! Big data presents a major opportunity to help organisations to get even more from their technology and drive good results like never before.
As a prominent speaker and panelist, Chris relishes debate and new viewpoints. He’s looking forward to giving his perspective on all the latest stories and trends, and hearing what our community has to say about the big issues in big data.