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Managing the Data Lake: Creating Actionable Insights and Value

Date: This event took place live on October 13 2015

Presented by: Ben Lorica, Ben Sharma

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Ben Lorica (O'Reilly Chief Data Scientist) and Ben Sharma (Zaloni CEO) discuss how an increasing number of organizations maintain fast-growing repositories of data, commonly known as Data Lakes. A Hadoop-based Data Lake holds promise of being the ultimate one-stop-shop for extracting insights and value from data. But if it's not built and managed with the big picture in mind, instead of a data lake, you could end up with a data swamp.

During this webcast we will discuss a few key areas that will help ensure that you end up with a data lake that is carefully planned, governed, flexible and responsive to the ever-changing needs of your organization. Topics we will explore include:

  • Data Acquisition and Ingestion
  • Metadata Management
  • Data Preparation and Cleaning
  • Managing and Automating Workflows
  • Access Control for Data Privacy

We will dive into several use cases and explore how organizations in the healthcare industry, financial services industry, and telecommunications industry are building Hadoop Data Lakes that deliver significant cost-savings, improvements in time-to-market, and actionable insights and value in near real time.

About Ben Sharma, CEO & Co-Founder — Zaloni

Ben Sharma, is CEO and co-founder of Zaloni. He is a passionate technologist with experience in business development, solutions architecture, and service delivery of big data, analytics and enterprise infrastructure solutions. Having previously worked in management positions for NetApp, Fujitsu and others, Ben's expertise ranges from business development to production deployment in a wide array of technologies including Hadoop, HBase, databases, virtualization and storage. Ben is the co-author of Java in Telecommunications and holds two patents. He received his MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.

About Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist — O'Reilly Media

Ben Lorica is the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Content Strategy for Data at O'Reilly Media, Inc. He has applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of settings including Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Text Mining, and Financial Engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.