The Democratization of Big Data: Bringing Hadoop to the Masses

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Much of the heavy lifting involved with Big Data projects is accessing and preparing the data for analysis or what is often referred to as data integration. This can easily consume up to 80% of a big data development effort and yet too many developers resort to reinventing the wheel by hand-coding custom connectors, data parsers, and data integration transformations. Why not leverage a metadata-driven, codeless IDE with pre-built transformations and data quality rules so that custom development time can better be spent where it’s truly needed? Codeless environments have proven to be up to 10 times more productive than hand coding, are less error prone and easier to maintain. The skills are already out there and available from in-house IT or system integrators making it possible to get your projects running and into production quickly.

This keynote is sponsored by Informatica

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James Markarian


James Markarian serves as executive vice president and chief technology officer at Informatica with responsibility for the strategic direction of Informatica products, including the delivery of the Informatica Platform. He also runs the corporate development group, including acquisitions. Previously, Markarian held the role of general manager of the Data Integration Business, where he led the delivery of both the flagship PowerCenter product and the Informatica Platform. Prior to joining Informatica in 1998, Markarian spent 10 years at Oracle Corporation, where he was architect for the Oracle Tools Division, responsible for cross-product architectural planning and integration decisions. He also served on Oracle’s Architecture Review Board. Markarian earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics and a master’s degree in Economics from Boston University.


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