GigaOM Announces Big Data Conference 2011

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – GigaOM, a leading business media company, today announced the launch of its inaugural Big Data 2011 conference, set to take place in New York City. Big Data is the only conference to focus on next-generation solutions to today’s “big data” challenges, providing organizations with strategies to more efficiently gather, store, manage, and analyze vast volumes of information to attain better business outcomes.

Big Data will take place March 23, 2011 at Pier Sixty at The Chelsea Piers in New York City. Speakers at Big Data are a veritable who’s-who of the enterprise data industry. Keynote speaker and panelists include: Jim Baum, CEO of Netezza; Dave Hitz, Founder and EVP at NetApp; Scott Yara, Co-Founder of Greenplum and VP of Products at EMC’s Data Computing Products Division; Amr Awadallah, CTO and VP of Engineering at Cloudera; and many others. More speakers are being announced weekly.

“Advances in cloud computing, storage, warehousing, and business intelligence have made it easier than ever before to gather and store vast amounts of data – everything from web analytics and CRM, to network and transactional data. It is said that 90% of all data out there today was generated in the last two years,” said Surj Patel, VP of Events at GigaOM. “This massive data deluge is both a blessing and curse to organizations, which must find ways to extract meaningful insights from mountains of stored information. Big Data will bring together the top enterprise data thought leaders to debate solutions for ‘information overload’.”

Big Data will include in-depth panel discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and lively debates about the data industry. Speakers and attendees will discuss how cloud computing has fundamentally changed the data storage and analysis equation, lowering storage costs and simplifying large-scale collection and computation – and debate what’s next in ‘big data’.

Top CTOs, CIOs, storage engineers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and technologists will gather at Big Data to debate key topics such as:

–  Capacity. We’ll discuss advances in network storage, appliances, and all the technologies needed to store oceans of data.

–  Warehousing. We’ll investigate both on-site and hosted data warehousing solutions, exploring the advantages and challenges associated with buying servers vs. leveraging cloud-based services.

– Insights. We’ll explore the best practices from leading companies to analytics, business intelligence, and visualization that enable organizations to analyze data and make sense of patterns to get valuable insights to improve business outcomes.

“Almost every industry today has petabytes of customer, business, network, and web data – but few organizations have the right tools to extract optimal insights from this glut of information,” said Stacey Higginbotham, Conference Chair and Senior Writer at GigaOM. “Thanks to the incredible advances in storage, analysis, and computation, organizations now have the potential to extract an almost infinite amount of critical information from stored data. I look forward to discussing the pressing issues in enterprise data strategy with industry colleagues, investors, and customers at Big Data.”

Anyone interested in ways organizations can better gather, store, and analyze large quantities of mission-critical data should not miss Big Data. Spaces are selling quickly, so attendees should register as soon as possible.

Sponsors include EMC, Aster Data, DataDirect Networks, Datameer, Dataspora, Mohr Davidow, Fusion-io, ParAccel, Pervasive, Splunk, and Revolution Analytics, Riptano, with more sponsors joining weekly. Big Data 2011 is also supported by top-tier media partners, including The Churchill Club, Executive Council, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, MongoDB, StartupDigest, TechCentralSF, TechTarget, TiE and Xconomy. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that connect your brand to the top decision makers in enterprise data technology, please visit the Big Data 2011 sponsors page, or contact Mike Sly at (415) 235-0358.

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