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Practical strategies for data unification, with Dr. Michael Stonebraker

Date: This event took place live on March 21 2017

Presented by: Michael Stonebraker

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Join Turing Award winner Dr. Michael Stonebraker for an O'Reilly Media webcast on "Why schema first strategies for data unification are a disaster."

Across industries, there's an increased focus on getting business value from data, but this invariably requires unifying data from multiple enterprise silos often with public data from the web. The traditional approaches to data integration, Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) systems, Master Data Management (MDM) and rule engines adopt a "schema first" tactic and are often a "train wreck", causing unification projects to fail.

In this webcast, 2015 Turing Award winner Dr. Michael Stonebraker explains why traditional approaches fail, using real life use cases with Fortune 100 companies who are saving tens of millions of dollars with an alternate architecture.

In this webcast, you'll learn:

  • Practical strategies for obtaining business value from data, including how to make use of human experts
  • Common reasons why traditional data strategies fail
  • Why the most impactful analytics strategies cross internal data silos
  • Why enrichment is such a powerful unification tactic

About Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Cofounder – VoltDB

Dr. Michael Stonebraker has been a pioneer of database research and technology for more than a quarter of a century. He was the main architect of the Ingres relational DBMS, and the object-relational DBMS PostgreSQL. These prototypes were developed at the University of California at Berkeley where Stonebraker was a Professor of Computer Science for twenty five years. More recently at MIT, he was a co-architect of the Aurora Borealis stream processing engine (commercialized as StreamBase), the C-Store column-oriented DBMS (commercialized as Vertica), and the H-Store transaction processing engine (commercialized as VoltDB). Currently, he is working on science-oriented DBMSs and search engines for accessing the deep web. He is the co-founder of six venture capital-backed start-ups.

Professor Stonebraker is the author of scores of research papers on database technology, operating systems and the architecture of system software services. He was awarded the ACM System Software Award in 1992, for his work on Ingres. Additionally, he was awarded the first annual Innovation award by the ACM SIGMOD special interest group in 1994, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997. He was awarded the IEEE John Von Neumann award in 2005, and is presently Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at MIT.