Analytics and Big Data Summit 2012 Archive


Co-located with the Storage Developer Conference
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, CA


Registration is now closed. Please register onsite.

Summit Overview

Produced by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the 2012 Analytics and Big Data Summit will offer insights into this fast growing market segment. Led by SNIA’s Analytics and Big Data Committee, the agenda for this event is being specifically designed to provide IT professionals with responsibility for information management and storage with valuable advice and implementable, ROI–focused solutions.

There are a many events dedicated to “big data,” but at our Summit, attendees will gain knowledge from IT professionals, hear presentations from and talk to technology vendors, users and consultants about “best practices” on how to get started with as well as how to leverage analytics and big data applications and systems.

About Sponsoring the Analytics and Big Data Summit

Your company can participate as a sponsor of this conference. For information download the Sponsorship Brochure.

About SNIA’s Analytics and Big Data Committee

The SNIA Analytics and Big Data Committee is dedicated to fostering the growth and success of the market for what is generally referred to as Analytics and Big Data, and more generally, the use of data storage resources and services by analytics and big data applications and toolsets. If your company is a SNIA member, there is no fee to join and participate. For more information go to /forums/abdc


Check out the General Sessions and Tutorials videos for the 2012 Analytics and Big Data Summit.


7:30 - 8:15 Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:15 - 8:30 Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Gilda Foss, Co-Chair, SNIA Analytics and Big Data Forum
8:30 - 9:20

The Evolving Apache Hadoop Eco System - What It Means for Big Data Analytics and Storage Developers
Sanjay Radia, Founder, Hortonworks
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9:20 - 9:30 Break
9:30 - 10:05 Hadoop and Relational Database – The Best of Both Worlds for Analytics
Greg Battas, Chief Technologist, Data Management, Hewlett Packard
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10:05 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:50 Top 10 Things We Learned About Hadoop
Val Bercovici, Cloud Czar, Office of the CTO, NetApp
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10:50 - 11:25 Big Data: What's in it for me?
Benjamin Woo, Managing Director, Neuralytix
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11:25 - 12:00 Big Data and the Analysis Conundrum – Challenges and Opportunities
Rob Peglar, CTO Americas, EMC Isilon
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12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and Networking Discussions with Speakers and Sponsors
1:00 - 1:50 Industry Analyst Panel
"Planning, Implementing, and Going Live with Big Data for the Enterprise"
Moderator: Wayne M. Adams, Chairman, SNIA
Panelists: Benjamin Woo, Managing Director, Neuralytix, John Webster, Senior Partner, Evaluator Group, Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research, Ashish Nadkarni, IDC
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1:50 - 2:05 Break
Industry Track 1
Industry Track 2
SNIA Tutorials
2:05 - 2:50 Different Perspectives on Big Data: A Broad-Based, End-User View

Addison Snell
CEO, Intersect360 Research
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Long Term Retention of Big Data

Dr. David Pease
Senior Technical Staff Member, Manager of Exploratory Storage Systems

Simona Rabinovici-Cohen
Research Staff Member, IBM Research - Haifa
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Introduction to Analytics & Big Data - Hadoop

Rob Peglar
CTO Americas, EMC Isilon
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2:50 Break
2:55 - 3:40

Setting the Direction for Big Data Benchmark Standards

Chaitan Baru
Director, Center for Large-scale Data Systems Research, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
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Shared Storage for Shared Nothing

John Webster
Senior Partner, Evaluator Group
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How to Cost-Effectively Retain Reference Data for Analytics and Big Data

Molly Rector
Executive Vice President of Product Management and Worldwide Marketing, Spectra Logic
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3:40 Break
3:45 - 4:30

What is this Next Generation Object Storage and Can It Really Deliver Global Access?

Claire Giordano
Sr. Director of Product Management, Quantum Corporation
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Creating an Enterprise-Class Hadoop Platform

Joey Jablonski
Global Analytics Practice Lead, DataDirect Networks
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Protecting Data in the "Big Data" World

Thomas Rivera
Senior Technical Associate, Hitachi Data Systems
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4:30 Break
4:35 - 5:20

Three Proven New Ideas That Will Completely Change Your Cost Model for Big Data Storage

Mark Seamans
CTO, FileTek
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A Big Data Storage Architecture for the Second Wave

David "Sunny" Sundstrom
Principal Product Director, Oracle
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Big Data Storage Options for Hadoop

Sam Fineberg
Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard Company
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5:20 Session Concludes and Networking Discussions with Speakers and Sponsors; refreshments available

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