September 28, 2012
Those that answer business questions that lead to new insights that customers are willing to pay for.
More than 20 years of experience working on database kernels at Oracle, IBM, InterSystems, DEC, and currently at Netezza, and interested in exploring integration of Hadoop/Hive with SQL and related big data applications
Senior Manager, Advanced Query Optimization, HP Vertica
I enjoyed the presentations very much. The group asked good questions and I'd love to see more meetups like this... or a workshop on the use of R and Rattle, or examples of modeling financial series or other business quantities of interest. Another interesting thread would be the parallelization of R operators.