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Make Data Work
5–7 May, 2015 • London, UK

Bigtable’s next big step

Cory O'Connor (Google)
9:50–9:55 Wednesday, 6/05/2015
Keynotes, Sponsored
Location: King's Suite
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 23 ratings)

At Google, few things are so pervasive as Bigtable, the famous wide-column NoSQL database. It lies behind nearly every major Google product (Gmail, YouTube, Google Analytics), with its own class of internal memes, and a resource footprint unmatched anywhere else in the world. In the vibrant OSS community it is the forebear for a whole class of extraordinarily popular projects, including HBase, Cassandra, Accumulo, and Hypertable. This battle-hardened, embarrassingly-powerful system has seen constant improvement over the last 10 years and is about to take a brand new leap in its evolution.

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Cory O'Connor


Cory is a product manager on Google Cloud Platform’s storage team in Mountain View, focused on releasing Google’s techno-wizardry on an unsuspecting world. Before Google, Cory worked in cybersecurity, designing the machine learning systems supporting real-time fraud detection for the social web at Impermium (acquired by Google). Prior to rejoining the world of high-technology, Cory lived his life as a rocket/satellite scientist, building probabilistic and event-based simulations of complex aerospace systems.

He finds himself to be enthusiastic, in one way or another, about nearly everything.