Presented By O’Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

DIY versus designer approaches to deploying data center infrastructure for machine learning and analytics

Cory Minton (Dell EMC), Colm Moynihan (Cloudera)
11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Data engineering and architecture
Location: 1E 09 Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Data Platforms
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Those in big data IT infrastructure and operations, architects, DevOps engineers, and Hadoop and Spark administrators

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to select an optimal infrastructure


Custom or commodity? Specialization or standardization? Control or convenience? These aren’t hypothetical questions for enterprises choosing a primary deployment model for your infrastructure.

Join Cory Minton and Colm Moynihan for an unbiased look at the critical considerations for building or buying a hardware environment that meets your requirements for machine learning and analytics. They compare bare metal servers, appliances, private clouds, public cloud infrastructure as a service and platforms as a service, and reference architecture options as they explain how to optimize IT’s operational costs and effort while meeting the needs of various line of business stakeholders.

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Cory Minton

Dell EMC

Cory Minton is a staff technologist on the ready solutions team at Dell 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 big data 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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Colm Moynihan


Colm Moynihan is partner presales manager in EMEA for Cloudera, where he helps system integrators, ISVs, hardware, cloud partners, resellers, and distributors drive digital transformation into joint customers. Previously, Colm was director of presales in EMEA at Informatica, working with resellers, OEMs, and GSIs to integrate, master, and cleanse customers’ enterprise data. Colm has over 25 years’ experience in development, consulting, finance and banking, startups, and large multinational software companies. Colm holds a master’s degree in distributed computing from Trinity College Dublin.