- Big Data - An exploration of realityThere is much hype around about the technology surrounding Big Data & Analytics with little focus on the business opportunity and how deep analytics for big data can increase customer care and product quality, leading to higher profitability, loyalty, and reputation.
In this session we will firstly focus the reality of creating Business Intelligence from big data and analytics and showing through case studies the results that can be achieved.
As part of addressing the practicality of Big Data & Analytics we will cover how 'Completing the Loop' of improving data, analytics, processes, procedures and results is a continual process in itself.
The session will then continue looking at 'Big Data and the Cloud', the practicality of running Big Data & Analytics within a cloud or hybrid environment.
This will be followed with presentations on 'Big Data and the Law', the legal implications of what is stored, where it is stored and the responsibilities of user and datacenter/cloud owner.
The final section of this session will address the effect of Big Data & Analytics on the technology within the datacenter. This will include topics such as:
- Scale-Out Storage – Designing Big Data Storage Infrastructures
- Business Database Management: Dealing with Big Data
- When to use columnar data warehouses, analytic appliances, Hadoop, and MapReduce for complex, big data workloads
- How to address new challenges posed by streaming data, social media data, content, M2M and events
- Securing your data - The role of security in a connected worldData that companies acquire, manage and secure is much different than it was even a couple of years ago. The variety of customer and internal data held is placing new demands on CIOs both from a pure manageability front but also from external compliance and regulatory requirements.
In this second major Spotlight Session we address many of these issues such as:
- Meeting PCI Compliance in Europe
- Preparing for the proposed EU data protection regulation
- Security in the Cloud
- Challenges of Isolation, Integrity, Availability, Compliance and Privacy
- We will also explore the contentious notion that Cloud providers offer better security than Enterprise IT departments.
- Some of the additional areas that will be covered in this session will be:
- Data replication in the cloud
- Access Security
- Security in an Mobile world
- Unified Security
- Enabling 'new & old world' enterprise scale applications across the data center and the cloudCIOs are currently facing two major dilemmas: how to handle applications that involve high volumes of multimedia data within their existing datacenter infrastructures and how or whether it is practical to run Enterprise level applications in the Cloud.
The impact of 'new world' applications including Video, streaming, Unified Communications, Conferencing, Collaboration and Machine to Machine real time activity are at the top of many CIOs lists of critical decision making actions.
At the same time the hesitancy around deploying ‘Tier 1’ Applications in the Cloud is now being challenged as organisations are becoming more confident of the Cloud’s viability for running real Enterprise level applications.
In this third Spotlight session we will explore all these issues through thought provoking presentations, end user case studies and stimulating panel sessions.
Throughout the session we will address:
- Outsource or not
- The role of Hybrid Clouds and the enterprise
- The challenges of new world applications in the Datacenter
- Accelerating application delivery
- Testing and roll out
- All about the management – Managing operations and outcomes in a hybrid worldAs organisations run more and more complex applications across diverse datacenter and Cloud infrastructures the need to control, manage and report on performance, usage and security becomes a high priority.
In this session we will explore the CIOs responsibility to the business as a whole as well as to individual departments in maintaining Service Level Agreement commitments as well as meeting and reporting on compliance and regulatory requirements.
Some of the topics that will be addressed in this session through thought leadership presentations and panel sessions are:
- Creating an environment of ‘service’ where the IT department proactively encourages meeting and exceeding internal and external expectations
- Real time Datacenter Infrastructure monitoring and reporting
- Real time Application and Storage provisioning
- Automation and enforcement of management processes and procedures
- Managing across a hybrid Cloud and in-house datacenter environment
- Rethinking your data center architecture – Evolution or Re-creationMost organisations have gone through some sort of datacenter refresh over the last few years implementing Virtualised architectures, creating more application aware and responsive networks and enhancing storage arrays to cater for the increased volume and variety of data.
However the pace of change is accelerating with the need not only to support Big Data & Analytics applications but also a whole variety of real time and mobile applications. So rather than implementing data center upgrades in a ‘piecemeal’ fashion maybe it is time to rethink the whole of the data center in a more holistic manner.
In this session we will look at the driving forces behind this need and what are the possible scenarios that a CIO needs to understand. Through thought leadership and new technology presentations, case studies and panel discussions we will explore the options open to the CIO.
Some of the topics that will be covered are:
- The case for Best of Breed products – Network, Storage, Virtualisation, Management software
- The case for Convergence – Agility and Efficiency,
- The role of the Green Data Centre
Conference Partner Sessions
- CloudCamp Frankfurt: 29th October 2013; 16:00 - 20:00
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