Designing, architecting, and deploying a big data platform using Hadoop is a critical responsibility for analytics practitioners and their IT business partners, but getting it right still feels like a bit of dark magic. Cory Minton pulls back the covers on how big data applications impact underlying hardware based on real-world deployments and shares Dell EMC’s internal testing and benchmarking used to develop its architecture best practices. Along the way, Cory shows you how to get your architecture right the first time for optimal performance and scaling.
This session is sponsored by Dell EMC.
Cory Minton is a principal systems engineer at EMC, where he works hand in hand with clients across the globe to assess and develop big data strategies, architect technology solutions, and insure successful deployments of these transformational initiatives. A geek, technology evangelist and business strategist, Cory is focused on finding creative ways for organizations to drive the utmost value from their data while transforming IT’s relevance to the organizations and customers they serve. With a diverse background in IT applications, consulting, data center infrastructure, and the expanding Data Fabric ecosystem, Cory brings an interesting perspective to the clients he serves while consistently challenging them to think bigger. Cory holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Tennessee Tech University. Cory resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with his beautiful wife and two awesome children.
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