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Resistance is Futile: What You Need To Know About Big Data

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Speaker: Michelle Ufford, MVP and Principal Engineer at GoDaddy

The data community is all abuzz about Big Data, and for good reason. Much like Business Intelligence before it, we're rapidly approaching the point where all data professionals should have at least a cursory understanding of what Big Data is and how it fits into an organization’s data strategy.

You'll learn

• Exactly what Big Data is and why it matters

• About Hadoop and how it relates to Big Data

• Common use cases for Hadoop

• Common architectures for integrating relational and analytical data using Hadoop

Michelle will conclude with Q&A and an overview of resources for learning more.

Michelle Ufford is a Principal Engineer on the Data Platform team at GoDaddy. She's also a published author, award-winning blogger, accomplished presenter, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She has worked with all stages of the data lifecycle and has most recently been focusing on data processing architecture in Hadoop. She can be found on Twitter @sqlfool (