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Big Data, Big Analytics, and Big Insights

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Every day 2.5 quintillion (1018) bytes of data are created, and 90% of the data in the world today has been generated in the last couple of years alone. Big data is a general term used to describe the voluminous amount of unstructured and semi-structured data, which takes too much time and cost too much money to load into a traditional data store for analysis. The impact of big data is significantly cross-cutting, for both the business and technology management at the provider and consumer sides.


2012 tends to be a big year for big data and big analytics. To effectively explore the massive amounts of data being produced in our world will help unveil answers to some of society’s most vexing problems. Unconventional technologies and platforms have emerged in recent years, such as Hadoop and NoSQL. The advanced analytics tap into the power of these maturing tools to process unstructured, semi-structured, and structure data, unlocking new insights that were never before possible. However, there are still a number of challenges, issues, constraints, barriers, and pitfalls in this evolving space. Difficulties include big data capture, transport, transform, ingest, store, search, share, analyze, aggregate, mine, classify, summarize, render, and visualize.

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Tony Shan works as a senior consultant, advisor at a global applications and infrastructure solutions firm helping clients realize the greatest value from their IT. Shan is a renowned thought leader and technology visionary with a number of years of field experience and guru-level expertise on cloud computing, Big Data, Hadoop, NoSQL, social, mobile, SOA, BI, technology strategy, IT roadmapping, systems design, architecture engineering, portfolio rationalization, product development, asset management, strategic planning, process standardization, and Web 2.0. He has directed the lifecycle R&D and buildout of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms in Fortune 100 companies and public sector like IBM, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Honeywell, Abbott, etc.

Shan is an inventive expert with a proven track record of influential innovations such as Cloud Engineering. He has authored dozens of top-notch technical papers on next-generation technologies and over ten books that won multiple awards. He is a frequent keynote speaker and Chair/Panel/Advisor/Judge/Organizing Committee in prominent conferences/workshops, an editor/editorial advisory board member of IT research journals/books, and a founder of several user groups, forums, and centers of excellence (CoE).