SQL Server for the Developer

LT15 Chalk Talk: Big Data: A Vendor-Neutral Overview


1:15pm - 2:15pm

Level: Introductory

Andrew Brust

Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence


Curious about the world of Big Data but turned off by the hype? Confident in your conventional database or BI skills and wondering how they can be applied to the world of Hadoop, NoSQL and cloud databases? Wondering how all of this ties in to the Microsoft stack, when most of the technology is Linux and Java-based and largely startup-driven?

If so, then this chalk talk should help. Live! 360 co-chair Andrew Brust, who also covers Big Data for ZDNet and serves as a Big Data analyst for GigaOM Research, will break down the architectures, products and vendors in the Big Data space and highlight their relevance to the work of Microsoft technology practitioners. You’ll leave with a substantive understanding of what Big Data is all about, and a down-to-earth sense of whether and how to leverage Big Data in your own work.