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Webcast - Introduction to Big Data

An important date for your 2012 calendar : January 12 2012, at 12:00PM ET
Join David Segleau, Director of Product Management at Oracle, and an expert on NoSQL. David will discuss the spectrum of big data solutions, and then focus on two common technologies for capturing and storing big data: Hadoop Distributed File System and Oracle NoSQL Database. He will discuss the approach and strengths of each application, and provide use cases for when to use each one. The presentation concludes by summarizing how to transform and filter data as needed, loading it into an Oracle data warehouse for the deep analytics needed to generate new insight.
In this webcast you will learn about: - Oracle's big data solutionsDifferent big data use cases with technology recommendationsThe strengths of both Oracle NoSQLDatabase and Hadoop Distributed file system To register for the webcast go here: http://www.information-management.com/web_seminars/-10021607-1.html

Does "Big Data" just mean lots of data?

It would be interesting to discover when the term "Big Data" first appeared and why this particular term was used. I have tried using Google but they removed the "TimeLine" option which makes uncovering the answer to this type of question very difficult. If anyone knows the answer please let me know. Anyway, we are stuck with this term and many of the customer that I meet are completely confused by this strange term - "Big Data". Nearly ever customer I talk to assumes that the word "Big" implies huge quantities of data. Many of the storage vendors have done a great job in convincing the technical teams that big data means storing petabyes or even zetabytes of data. I heard one customer the other week tell me that their storage vendor had told them to expect a 50X growth in data volume over the next 5-10 years.  While this might be true the worrying part was that the customer was taking this as fact and claiming that "Big Data" would b…

Welcome

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#Oracle DW-Big Data Monthly Roundup Welcome to the new Oracle Data Warehousing, SQL Analytics and Big Data blog. Here I will try to cover anything and everything related to Oracle's data warehouse, analytics, big data technologies with the aim of providing information for both business and technical users.

Some of you may recognise my profile from the Oracle OLAP Blog that I have co-hosted with a number of other Oracle OLAP experts, such as Jameson White. As I am now part of the data warehouse product management team at Oracle I am now switching my focus to this new blog where I can concentrate on the key features and benefits of Oracle's Big Data platform and Big Data in general.

If you have any questions regarding Big Data then please let me know. For more general information on Big Data don't forget Oracle's data warehouse technologies home page on O.com: http://www.oracle.com/bigdata

About Me

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KEITH LAKERSenior Principal Product Manager| Data Warehousing and Big Data
Office +44-1768-878-664| Voicemail +44-161-493-4849
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I have been working with Oracle technology for over 20 years working on a wide variety of data warehouse projects both as a consultant and an onsite support engineer. I am now part of the Data Warehouse Product Management Team and I am based in the UK. A key part of my role is to work with our sales teams to brief our customers on Big Data: explaining the wide variety of opportunities that Big Data can deliver and how our product strategy can support these new and exciting opportunities. I also deliver sales training for Big Data across all our sales regions and I support the sales teams by providing competitive intelligence for all the big data vendors.

Welcome

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#Oracle DW-Big Data Monthly Roundup
Welcome to the new Oracle Data Warehousing, SQL Analytics and Big Data blog. Here I will try to cover anything and everything related to Oracle's data warehouse, analytics, big data technologies with the aim of providing information for both business and technical users.

Some of you may recognise my profile from the Oracle OLAP Blog that I have co-hosted with a number of other Oracle OLAP experts, such as Jameson White. As I am now part of the data warehouse product management team at Oracle I am now switching my focus to this new blog where I can concentrate on the key features and benefits of Oracle's Big Data platform and Big Data in general.

If you have any questions regarding Big Data then please let me know. For more general information on Big Data don't forget Oracle's data warehouse technologies home page on O.com: http://www.oracle.com/bigdata
















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