The Rise of the Scientific Databases

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SciDB, Rasdaman, and Precog are all efforts to combine the data management capabilities of the relational world with the complex analytical capabilities of the statistical world. If successful, these efforts promise to revolutionize data science and data analysis. In this talk, Precog CTO John A. De Goes discusses the market needs that are giving birth to the “scientific database”, what these systems have to offer that is currently lacking in either the data management or statistical worlds, and how scientific databases will co-exist and co-evolve with Hadoop and other leading big data platforms.

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John A. De Goes


John A. De Goes has been working professionally in distributed systems design and development for more than a decade. Author of multiple best-selling technical books, and a major contributor to open source, John has an extensive background in in scientific and distributed computing, and large-scale analytics. John is a frequent and well-received speaker at industry events. Recent engagements include DataWeek Conference, Glue Conference, Frontier Developers and NEScala. As CEO and CTO of Precog, John is responsible for leading the design and development of the company’s data warehousing and analysis platform.


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