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Making Big Data Small

Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
Data Science Beekman Parlor - Sutton North
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What if data doesn’t need to be big? Many use cases can be served well by a Small Data mindset, trading off accuracy in return for decreased cost. Examples include Bloom Filters, moving averages, and downsampling. This talk presents ideas and options you might not have considered for reducing big problems to comparatively small and cheap ones.

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Baron Schwartz

VividCortex Inc

Baron is co-founder and CTO of VividCortex, a provider of SaaS database administration tools. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and continues to research and publish under the O’Reilly imprint. He has created several open-source software tools, including Maatkit, and has authored features for MySQL and InnoDB. He is an Oracle ACE, and the founder of the worldwide OpenSQL Camp conference series. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. Baron lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his family.


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