There are some key trends that are emerging in 2017 within the Hadoop and big data ecosystem, which center around the increase of the use of the cloud. These trends are the underpinning for a larger shift toward purpose-driven products positioned as the core of an organization’s data strategy. While these trends are clearest among early adopters with mature deployments, what about those more traditional end user organizations in the midst of a digital transformation? What are their views on these trends? How are their organizations reconciling the needs and desires to pave a path forward?
John Mertic and Cupid Chan present findings on big data trends, based on data from the ODPi End User Advisory Board (TAB). John and Cupid share real end-user perspectives from companies like GE on how they are using big data tools, the challenges they face, and where they are looking to focus investments—all from a vendor-neutral viewpoint.
John Mertic is director of program management for ODPi and the Open Mainframe Project at the Linux Foundation. John comes from a PHP and open source background. Previously, he was director of business development software alliances at Bitnami, a developer, evangelist, and partnership leader at SugarCRM, board member at OW2, president of OpenSocial, and a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. As an avid writer, John has published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect and authored The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications and Building on SugarCRM.
Cupid Chan is a managing partner at 4C Decision, where he helps clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the public sector leverage the power of data, analytics, and technology to gain invaluable insight to improve various aspects on their businesses. Previously, he was one of the key players in the construction of a world-class BI platform. A bilingual seasoned professional, Cupid holds various technical and business accreditations, such as PMP and Lean Six Sigma.
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