Check the link below for a PowerPoint presentation I co-presented with Hadley Reynolds this week at the Gilbane Boston 2011 conference, in a panel moderated by Kathy Reidy. For more context-setting, download the pptx and check the links and speaker notes. I covered slides 1 – 22 (a big data overview and review of structured big data topics) and 48 – 49 (related opportunities and risks); Hadley addressed unstructured big data topics. Thanks to the session attendees for their interest and a productive Q&A discussion.
The short version of the structured big data part of the session:
- Substantive, sustainable, and synergistic
- XDBMS (XML DBMS, e.g., MarkLogic Server)
- The cloud as an information management platform
- Vaguely defined, transitory, and over-hyped