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[Webinar] Essentials of Big Data Architecture

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Join us to discuss the essentials of a Big Data architecture and how technologies are being used to influence different decisions. Scott Fleming, Engineering Practice Manager of Think Big Analytics and Tim Gasper, Product Manager of Infochimps will share essentials they’ve seen in their experience of standing multiple Big Data projects. We will also discuss the skills and processes required to make a successful implementation work.

This webinar will also discuss:

  • What kinds of technologies make up today’s “Big Data” architecture
  • What role do the components play in the analytics data pipeline
  • How to decide which technology right for your use case
  • Skills and people requirements
  • Data governance

The webinar will be recorded, and emailed after the event to all who register.

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Let’s Meet Up: 1 Summit, 6 Tracks

Big Data Innovation Lets Meet Up: 1 Summit, 6 TracksOur partners at *IE. would like to introduce you to the exclusive Big Data Innovation Summit in San Francisco on April 11 & 12, 2013.

Take a look at the agenda here >>

The Big Data Innovation Summit is the largest gathering of Fortune 500 business executives leading Big Data initiatives.

It will help your business understand & utilize data-driven strategies and discover what disciplines will change because of the advent of data. With a vast amount of data now available, modern businesses are faced with the challenge of storage, management, analysis, visualization, security and disruptive tools & technologies.

The Summit includes 6 tracks:

  • Big Data Innovation
  • Big Data in Healthcare
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Big Data in Government
  • Hadoop Innovation
  • Women in Big Data

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Principal Data Scientist, eHarmony
  • Senior Vice President, Strategy, Comcast
  • Data Science, Analytics, Facebook
  • Director, Global Customer Insights & Analytics, Walmart
  • Data Scientist, Groupon
  • Team Lead, Mobile Data Science, LinkedIn
  • Vice President, Advanced Analytics, Orbitz
  • WorldwideSenior Computer Engineer, General Electric
  • Principal Data Scientist, Director of Data Science, eBay
  • Data Engineer, Amazon.com
  • Director, Enterprise Warehousing, NBC Universal
  • Vice President, Strategy & Engagement, Salesforce.com

& many more…

Register Today >>

If you want to meet up with us at the Big Data Innovation Summit and talk shop about your Big Data project objectives, design, infrastructure, tools, etc, let us know at info[at]infochimps[dot]com. If you’re interested in scheduling a demo, go to: Infochimps.com/demo




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[Webinar] Ironfan: A Community Discussion

Ironfan [Webinar] Ironfan: A Community Discussion Traditionally, systems configuration involves a time-consuming process that is vulnerable to human error. Infochimps leverages the power and simplicity of Ironfan as its provisioning and deployment layer, allowing end-users to easily launch and orchestrate repeatable infrastructure. If you’re interested in digging deeper into the details of Ironfan, take advantage of:

Ironfan: A Community Discussion Thursday, January 31 @ 10a P, 12p C, 1p E

Join Nathaniel Eliot, DevOps Engineer and lead on Ironfan, in this community discussion. Ironfan is a lightweight cluster orchestration toolset, built on top of Chef, which empowers spinning up of Hadoop clusters in under 20 minutes. Nathan has been responsible for Ironfan’s core plugin code, cookbooks, and other components to stabilize both Infochimps’ open source offerings, and internal architectures.

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Live Webinar: 5 Big Data Use Cases for 2013

Title: 5 Big Data Use Cases for 2013
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Time: 10a Pacific/12p Central/1p Eastern

Register Now Live Webinar: 5 Big Data Use Cases for 2013

TimGasper 300x300 Live Webinar: 5 Big Data Use Cases for 2013Jump start into 2013 by exploring how Big Data can transform your business. In this live webinar, listen to Infochimps Director of Product, Tim Gasper, cover the leading use cases for 2013, sharing where the data comes from, how the systems are architected and most importantly, how they drive business insights for data-driven decisions. Some of the “next-generation” use case examples for critical ways to gain sustainable, data-driven differentiation include:

  • Risk analysis and fraud detection
  • Brand and sentiment analysis
  • Targeted marketing and personalization
  • Customer insights/behavior
  • Big Data business intelligence

Join the webinar here. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 10a PT, 12p CT, 1p ET!




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Strata Conference: Flip Kromer + Booth#P5

Strata Conference Strata Conference: Flip Kromer + Booth#P5

In 2005, Tim O’Reilly predicted: “Data is the Next Intel Inside.” This year, from February 26th – 28th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, O’Reilly’s Strata Conference will bring together the leading minds in Big Data. The decision makers using the power of Big Data to drive business strategy as well as the practitioners who collect, analyze, and manipulate the data will come together for inspiring keynotes, intensely practical & information-rich sessions, and a sponsor pavilion with key players and products.

As a proponent of empowering businesses through Big Data, Infochimps will be exhibiting at Strata along with a session given by Co-Founder and CTO Flip Kromer:

Title:How Hadoop in the Cloud Affects Developer-Friendly Decision Making
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time: 10:40a Pacific/12:40p Central/1:40p Eastern
Track: Hadoop in Practice
Location: Ballroom CD
Why: In this talk, Flip Kromer will walk you through a series of decision trees outlining why Hadoop in the cloud can be a powerful combination, helping to make clusters cheaper and developers happier.

Register Today, save 25% with discount code: INFOCHIMPS, and be sure to stop by the Innovators Pavilion, Booth#P5 to chat with us about Big Data.




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Infochimps Participates in Dell World 2012, Focused on Big Data

Dell World Infochimps Participates in Dell World 2012, Focused on Big Data

Last week our Chief Science Officer, Dhruv Bansal, participated in a Dell World Chief Technology Officer Summit focused on Big Data. It was definitely a riveting conversation! The panel was moderated by Josh Neland, Technology Strategist for Dell, and included Brian Andersen, Technology Strategist from Teradata, Jim Thompson, Engineering Vice President and CTO with Unisys and Tim McQuillen, CIO & Founder of StrongMail Systems.

The panel discussed a number of Big Data topics with an audience of 40 CIOs – and certainly Big Data is about the hottest topic on CIO’s minds.  One exchange examined the concept of the value chain of Big Data projects, specifically the challenges of starting with raw data, putting it through a process of loading, transforming and curating it with the end goal of uncovering the insights needed to drive the business forward.  Examples of true ROI abound.

Jim Thompson brought the analogy of “empowering data,” concentrating its power to deliver precise business value and distinct insights. This will be critical for future success in the enterprise.

Dhruv Bansal stressed the importance of knowing the questions you are trying to answer through your Big Data project, noting that successful Big Data projects know these questions before starting out. This is the key link between a Big Data project and the business.

In concluding, the group agreed that while Big Data is still in its infancy, it has massive potential and “failure of the imagination” is the only limit to what can be achieved.




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Webcast Recap: Top Strategies for Successful Big Data Projects

25% of IT projects are canceled before completion. More than double that, 62% of IT projects are considered “failed” because although they weren’t canceled, they faced severe budget overruns, failure to deliver business value, and many other issues.

In a recent survey that Infochimps and SSWUG performed, we discovered that 44% of Big Data projects are canceled before completion. How many more are failing to meet project goals and objectives? 80%? 90%?

We uncovered the most common reasons Big Data projects fail:

Business Challenges:

  • Inaccurate scope
  • Non-cooperation between departments
  • Lack of talent / lack of expertise

Technical Challenges:

  • Technical or roll-out roadblocks
  • Gathering data from different sources
  • Understanding the tools, platforms, technologies, and vendors

Big Data projects can have such a transformative effect on business, from deeper business insights leading to new profit channels or products, to unifying and streamlining a fragmented, siloed enterprise data environment.

With all this in mind, based on our research and experience, we’re sharing our 7 Strategies for Successful Big Data Projects. These strategies have worked for Infochimps customers, and can work for any organization looking to successfully tackle their own Big Data project.

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For more details on the 7 Strategies for Successful Big Data Projects, watch our webcast recording here. >>

Have a story about a Big Data project of your own? Share it with us, and help us continue developing and advancing this framework!

Source: CNET





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IE. Invites: Hadoop Innovation Summit

IE Group1 IE. Invites: Hadoop Innovation SummitStart preparing for your trip to San Diego for the largest gathering of Fortune 500 business executives leading Hadoop initiatives.

Hadoop Innovation Summit:  February 20-21, 2013, San Diego
Unlocking the Value of Big Data

The Hadoop Innovation Summit brings together business leaders and innovators for an event acclaimed for its interactive format; combining keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion. There will also be plenty of hands on demonstrations allowing you to make the most from industry leaders and vendors alike.

Hadoop Innovation will help your business understand how to unlock the value of Big Data with the realization that no data is too big. With a vast amount of data now available, modern businesses are faced with the challenge of making use from the data available and unlocking its true value.

Register by December 23, 2012 and save up to $700 on standard pass prices.

Register Online Today >>





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Successful Planning: Business Analytics Innovation Summit

Business Analytics Innovation Summit Successful Planning: Business Analytics Innovation Summit
Our partners at *IE. would like to introduce you to the exclusive Business Analytics Innovation Summit, January 30 – 31 in Las Vegas.

This Summit brings the leaders and innovators from the industry together for a summit acclaimed for its insight into business intelligence and analytics.

Effective business analytics is central to business success. In the modern business environment, technological developments and the advances of globalization have created unparalleled opportunities for businesses to expand their markets.

Register Now to Start Successful Planning Through Advanced Analytics





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Live Webcast:Top Strategies for Successful Big Data Projects

Title:Top Strategies for Successful Big Data Projects
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 10a Pacific/12p Central/1p Eastern

Register Infochimps Live Webcast:Top Strategies for Successful Big Data Projects

44% of Big Data projects don’t get fully deployed, and very few achieve intended business objectives. Common barriers to success surround securing executive buy-in, whether to build or leverage a third-party solution, determining scope and establishing realistic goals. Here are some tips to ensure your Big Data projects not only get off the ground and completed, but also quickly and positively impact your business’ bottom line.

Register for this live webinar and listen to Big Data expert and Infochimps Product Manager Tim Gasper, share insights and explain how to effectively execute your Big Data project, and avoid the most common pitfalls. In addition, you will learn:

  • Common roadblocks to Big Data project momentum
  • Elements of a clear project process and plan
  • Popular big data project objectives
  • Top 3 priorities for Big Data solutions

Join the webcast here. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 10a PT, 12p CT, 1p ET!




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