With the rise of Apache Hadoop, a next-generation enterprise data architecture is emerging that connects the systems powering business transactions and business intelligence. Hadoop is uniquely capable of storing, aggregating, and refining multi-structured data sources into formats that fuel new business insights. Organizations that embrace solution architectures focused on maximizing the value from ALL data will put themselves in a position to drive more business, enhance productivity, or discover new and lucrative business opportunities. Over the coming years, Hadoop could be in a position to process more than half the world’s data. There is still much work to be done, however, if Hadoop is to achieve this lofty goal. In this talk Shaun Connolly, VP Corporate Strategy for Hortonworks, will look at Hadoop’s opportunity and the value it can unlock. Along the way he will discuss the kind of efforts required from the community, the solution ecosystem, and the enterprise in order to solidify Hadoop’s place within the enterprise.
Shaun has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, with a track record of building early stage and midsize software companies into successful market leaders. Shaun was previously VP of Product Strategy at VMware where he focused on defining VMware’s cloud application platform vision. Shaun has also held VP and Director level positions at SpringSource, Red Hat, JBoss, Princeton Softech, HP, Bluestone Software, and Primavera Systems. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. Follow Shaun on Twitter: @shaunconnolly.
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