Panel Discussion: “Analyzing Big Data”
Many companies now have large, ill-structured datasets that can only be stored and analyzed using clusters of computers. This panel will describe how Cloud Computing, distributed storage systems and MapReduce are used to process "big data." Several companies with huge (even awesome) data collections will describe the data they collect and how they store and analyze their data.
Amr Awadallah, Cloudera
Joshua Klahr, Yahoo
James Phillips, Northscale
Joydeep Sen Sarma, Facebook
Moderated by: Owen Thomas, VentureBeat
Panel Discussion: “Competing on Analytics at the Highest Level”
Representatives of analytics-intensive companies talk about how they use data and analytics to compete. Do they "compete on analytics" at the highest level? How do they use analytics to differentiate themselves from their competitors? How did they get where they are and what challenges remain? What are their plans for the future?
DJ Patil, LinkedIn
Ken Rudin, Zynga
Neel Sundaresan, Ebay
Kevin Weil, Twitter
Moderated by: David Steier, PricewaterhouseCoopers