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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Barry Devlin

Barry Devlin
Founder and Principal, 9sight Consulting

Website | @BarryDevlin

Dr. Barry Devlin is among the foremost authorities on business insight and one of the founders of data warehousing, having published the first architectural paper on the topic in 1988. With over 30 years of IT experience, including 20 years with IBM as a Distinguished Engineer, he is a widely respected analyst, consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, “Data Warehouse: from Architecture to Implementation” and numerous White Papers. His new book “Business unIntelligence: Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data” was published in 2013.

Barry is founder and principal of 9sight Consulting. He specializes in the human, organizational and IT implications of deep business insight solutions that combine operational, informational and collaborative environments. A regular contributor to BeyeNETWORK, TDWI and more, Barry is based in Cape Town, South Africa and operates worldwide.


2:35pm–3:15pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Enterprise Adoption
Location: 1 E8/1 E9
Barry Devlin (9sight Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 15 ratings)
“Leave the over-structured, complex Data Warehouse behind. Dive into the pure, sparkling waters of the Data Lake!” I suggest you enjoy the Instagram, but beware the hidden depths. The Data Lake is a misleading metaphor; it will become a watery grave for context, governance, and value. In reality, today's intricate information ecosystem demands a careful blend of architectures and technologies. Read more.
3:25pm–4:05pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Office Hour
Location: Table B
Barry Devlin (9sight Consulting)
Grab this opportunity to discuss and debate the differences between a modern data warehouse environment and a data lake. Barry will discuss what’s important in a data warehouse that a data lake can't offer; why one technology base may not be the answer to all questions; and the relative strengths of relational and Hadoop environments. Read more.
4:15pm–4:55pm Friday, 10/17/2014
Location: 1 E16/ 1 E17
Moderated by:
Barry Devlin (9sight Consulting)
Sunil Soares (Information Asset), Joseph Dossantos (EMC Consulting ), jay zaidi (Fannie Mae)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
If the allure of Big Data is that you can throw it all in the data lake and process it cheaply and quickly, then the catch is how do you know what's in there and how do you govern it?   A Big Data lake needs data governance to create trusted data, ensure consistency, and secure information appropriately. This session will discuss how to start putting a Big Data governance framework in place. Read more.