Michael A. GreeneKumar Sreekanti

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Big Data in the Enterprise: We Need an “Easy Button” for Hadoop

Date: This event took place live on January 26 2016

Presented by: Michael A. Greene, Kumar Sreekanti

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Big data adoption has moved from experimental projects to mission-critical, enterprise-wide deployments that deliver new customer insights, competitive advantage, and business innovation.

According to IDC, the big data market is growing six times faster than the overall IT market. However, the complexity of technologies like Hadoop and Spark is holding back big data deployments in the enterprise. Many companies consider it too time-consuming, expensive, and resource-intensive to initiate and scale these implementations.

Enterprises need an "easy button" to accelerate the on-premises deployment of big data analytics using Hadoop, Spark, and related tools. In this webcast, you will learn how your organization can:

  • Quickly set up a dev/test lab environment to get started with big data analytics.
  • Reduce costs and deliver self-service agility, with a Big-Data-as-a-Service experience on-premises.
  • Eliminate data duplication and decouple compute from storage for big data infrastructure.
  • Leverage new infrastructure innovations — including container technology — to simplify and scale your big data analytics deployment.

Register today and learn about the pitfalls and challenges of traditional big data implementations, and the opportunity for a fundamentally new approach.

About Kumar Sreekanti, Co-founder and CEO — BlueData

Kumar is the co-founder and CEO of BlueData, an infrastructure software company focused making it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to deploy big data on-premises. The BlueData software platform leverages virtualization and container technology to enable Big-Data-as-a-Service in an on-premises deployment model.

Prior to co-founding BlueData, Kumar was vice president of R&D at VMware where he was responsible for Storage and Availability in the Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. Kumar's responsibilities included VSAN, Virtual Volumes, Virtual Flash, Virtual Storage Appliance, SRM (Site Recovery Manager), High Availability, SMP-FT, and Virtual Storage Fabric. Before VMware, Kumar was the founding CEO and CTO of Agami Systems, a high-performance, distributed NAS company.

Earlier, Kumar was vice president of Engineering and Operations for Akamai Technologies where he responsible for the Streaming Business Unit. Earlier in his career, Kumar held senior technical and engineering management positions with Adaptec, Mylex, and Seagate.

Kumar is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur where he studied Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

About Michael A. Greene, VP, Software and Services Group — Intel

Michael Greene is Intel Vice President and General Manager of the System Technologies & Optimization of Intel's Software and Services Group. Greene leads a worldwide organization responsible for a broad range of development, enabling, architecture analysis and optimization efforts including system firmware, virtual platforms, modeling and simulation solutions, power analysis, client/server and big data software stack optimizations for a "Best in Class" user experience.

Greene joined Intel in 1990, after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has managed and led several new product developments, research efforts, and engineering groups. He has served as Intel’s initiative owner for power efficiency, pre silicon software development, and has driven new technology benchmarking throughout his career.

Outside Intel, Greene serves on the National GEM Consortium's (GEM) Executive Committee as the Marketing Vice President. GEM is a national non-profit providing programming and full fellowships to support the number of under-represented individuals who pursue a master's or doctorate degree in science or engineering.