(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)
I had a blast last week at Strata/Hadoop World NY 2014. I got a real sense that the mass of big data sponsors/vendors are finally focusing on what it takes to get big data solutions into production operations. In fact, in one of the early keynotes it was noted that the majority of the attendees were implementing software engineers and not necessarily analytical data scientists. Certainly there was no shortage of high profile use cases bandied about and impressive sessions on advanced data science, but on the show floor much of the talk was about making big data work in real world data centers.
I’ll certainly be diving into many of these topics more deeply, but here is a not-so-brief roundup of major themes culled from the 20+ sponsors I met with at the show:
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