The Big Picture for Big Data
A guest post from GigaOM Are you sitting on un-mined gold? As the volume of enterprise data created has moved past terabytes to petabytes, companies need to determine the best way for them to store, manage and analyze all that information. GigaOM's Structure:Data, now a two-day conference, will assemble the world's leading technologists, practitioners and business leaders to offer solutions to the questions posed by the growth of big data, including storage needs, data analysis and the uncovering of new business opportunities. The conference will include presentations from 10gen CEO and Co-Founder Dwight Merriman, as well as from Wordnik's VP of Engineering, Tony Tam. Wordnik was one of the earliest adopters of MongoDB, using the open source non-relational database to store billions of records. Structure:Data will feature additional presentations spanning four general themes—Infrastructure, Algorithms, Startups, and Putting Data to Work. The world's leading technologists, practitioners and business leaders will answer the questions posed by the growth of big data, including: -What can we do with data and who should manage it? -Which companies are generating the most big data and what can we learn from them? -What are the technologies and companies to watch over the next 18 months? -What must CIOs plan for? -What are the best solutions and approaches for your company? Join us in New York on March 21 and 22, 2012. Friends of MongoDB save $100 when you register today.