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Big Data is the Next Application Platform

Todd Papaioannou (Splunk)
Location: Salon 5
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Big data is the next application platform. It offers developers access to vast amounts of disparate data with the promise of massive flexibility, however many developers have hit a roadblock with the infrastructure and lack of maturity of big data platforms. Developers need a platform that applies schema “on-the-fly” or at read time, versus write time, to build powerful applications and to correlate complex events spanning many diverse data sources. How can developers bypass the complexity of many big data architectures and tap directly into the core capabilities they need, such as collection, indexing, querying and visualization as well as streaming analytics and real-time processing? What offerings are available to web developers for building big data applications using modern, standards-based web technologies? This session will cover how developers can use existing knowledge of JavaScript, Python, Java and REST APIs, to build powerful big data applications that are extensible and scale. Todd Papaioannou, CTO, Splunk, will discuss how Splunk software, including Splunk Enterprise and Hunk, provide developers with a robust and familiar development experience for working with big data.

This session is sponsored by Splunk

Todd Papaioannou


Todd Papaioannou has served as Splunk’s Chief Technology Officer since 2013. Prior to joining Splunk, Mr. Papaioannou was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Data Collective Venture Capital. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Continuuity, Inc., a software company. Previously, Mr. Papaioannou worked as Vice President, Chief Cloud Architect at Yahoo! Inc. from 2010 to 2011, and Vice President, Architecture and Emerging Technologies at Teradata Corporation from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Papaioannou holds a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and distributed systems from Loughborough University in England.