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Unraveling the Mystery of Big Data

  • May 28, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Curious about the Big Data hype?  Want to find out just how big, BIG really is? 

Who's using Big Data for what, and what can you use it for? 

How about the architecture underpinnings and technology stacks? Where might you fit in the stack?  

Join us for an evening at Foliage to discuss these and more with Senior Data Architect Lionel Silberman. 



Lionel Silberman, Senior Data Architect, Compuware


Lionel Silberman has over thirty years of experience in big data product development. He has expert knowledge of relational databases, both internals and applications, performance tuning, modeling, and programming. His product and development experience encompasses the major RDBMS vendors, object-oriented, time-series, OLAP, transaction-driven, MPP, distributed and federated database applications, data appliances, NoSQL systems Hadoop and Cassandra, as well as data parallel and mathematical algorithm development. He is currently employed at Compuware, integrating enterprise products at the data level.





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  • Lionel

    Thanks for the feedback. I apologize again for the facilities issues. Below is a link to the presentation itself.

    I appreciate those who understood from the description and format of the talk that it would be an overview. There are indeed many facets to what Big Data is and the varied people interested in it.
    For those interested in deep dives technically, I would suggest a targeted talk about a specific technology stack.

    ~ Lionel

    May 30, 2014

  • David T.

    It was kind of Foliage to offer their meeting space, but the projector timing out every minute and the HVAC being so loud made it a horrible venue. The speaker put up with these significant challenges well. However, his knowledge of the subject seemed limited.

    May 29, 2014

    • Sang S.

      I am in the same boat. I was expecting a lot more technical talk given that the concept of Big data is very much well understood by most people. Anyway I am in the process of creating 3-day "Hadoop" codecamp during Oct. timeframe (as part of codecamp series). And I am willing to give 1-day hands-on codecamp to this audience when the contents is ready.

      1 · May 29, 2014

    • LarryC

      I inferred from the description (e.g., Curious about the hype?") that this was intended to be an intro. The fact that lots of people know about it doesn't mean there's no need to give introductory presentations anymore. So, I was not disappointed with the content. I have no reason to believe that the speaker doesn't know more than he was able to include in the talk.

      May 29, 2014

  • Bob B.

    content and speaker were excellent, logistics were horrible. Very loud ventilation, bad room acoustics, projector kept flipping to screen saver

    May 28, 2014

  • Michael L.

    If anyone is willing to carpool from the city out to Burlington for this event or needs a ride, definitely make it known in the comments everyone.

    May 27, 2014

  • Michael L.

    Comments here should only be posted by software engineers, job requirements should not be posted on BSE comments.

    May 27, 2014

  • Katie M.

    Yes it will.

    May 27, 2014

  • Sang S.

    Will the talk include some demo's especially real-life ones?

    May 27, 2014

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