Cloud-Powered Real-time Big Data Analytics: Are We Going to the Right Direction?


We are on with our September meetup. This month we are collaborating with another Big data meetup group and expecting to have a huge turnover.

We will have speakers from various Big data startups and companies to discuss the one of the hottest topics in the Big data landscape: Real-time Analytics.

The topic is geared towards open discussions/debate and Q/A. So please don't hesitate to shout out your opinion and thoughts!


• Ken Tsai: VP, SAP HANA product marketing at SAP 

• Bruce Thompson, CEO, NephoScale

• Nikita Ivanov, Founder & CEO, GridGain Systems


6:30-7PM: Registration & networking with food+drinks

7-8:30PM: Presentations

8:30-9:30PM:  Panel Discussion


Ken Tsai

VP, SAP HANA product marketing - Lead the overall product marketing responsibility for SAP HANA - SAP's in-memory data platform designed for real-time analytics and real-time applications, available as an appliance and deployable in the cloud.

Bruce Templeton

Bruce is both a computer networking and web hosting industry veteran. Throughout the 1990s, he worked for, or with, many companies in the networking, security, computing, and storage industries. He joined Foundry Networks in 1999 when it was an early stage pre-IPO company, and participated in creating a successful IPO and played a significant role within the sales organization in growing annual revenues from $10M/year to over $400M/year over the following five years. Upon leaving Foundry Networks, he purchased Silicon Valley Web Hosting in 2005; and both NectarTech Hosting and Simpli Hosting in 2007. His co-founding of NephoScale and the development of its innovative public cloud services platform is a result of the accumulated experience and relationships developed over a 15 year period that helped bring the NephoScale development team together. He earned a BS degree from San Jose State’s College of Business, with a concentration in Manufacturing Management and a minor in General Science.

Nikita Ivanov

As a founder of GridGain Systems Nikita Ivanov provides technological direction and vision for GridGain. Nikita brings almost 20 years of experience in software development, a vision and pragmatic view of where development technology is going, and high quality standards in software engineering.

In 1996, Nikita was one of the pioneers in using Java technology for server side middleware development while working at T-Systems GmbH, one of the largest European System Integrator.

Nikita has held various positions architecting and leading software product development for start-up companies and working with well-established companies such as Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems. Nikita is an active member of Java middleware community and is a contributor to Java specifications.



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