Produced by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the 2013 Analytics and Big Data Summit offered insights into this fast growing market segment. Led by SNIA’s Analytics and Big Data Committee, the agenda for this event was specifically designed to provide IT professionals with responsibility for information management and storage with valuable advice and implementable, ROI–focused solutions. There are a many events dedicated to “big data,” but at our Summit, attendees were sure to gain knowledge from IT professionals, hear presentations from and talk to technology vendors, users and consultants about “best practices” on how to get started with as well as how to leverage analytics and big data applications and systems. The 2nd Annual Analytics and Big Data Summit was held on the final day of SDC 2013 (September 19th, 2013). Nearly 150 people attended the Summit to hear various perspectives on big data analytics trends and solutions. You can now download many of the presentations from the Summit as well.
The SNIA Storage Developer Conference celebrated its 10th Anniversary during the week of September 16th in Santa Clara, CA. With nearly 400 attendees, this year’s conference was another achievement for SNIA. A first time SDC attendee said in their evaluation response, “This was absolutely fantastic. The presentations were interesting, the atmosphere was conducive to discussion, and the people were very friendly.” We heard similar praises from many other attendees. In addition to a successful conference, the SNIA SMB2/SMB3, iSCSI, and Cloud Interoperability Plugfests had a good turnouts. A plugfest participant shared this feedback: “Plugfest is extremely helpful as there are so many different vendors to test against with our SMB products. Also, the presence of the actual development engineers means that issues can be resolved very quickly.” SDC 2013 presentations will be available to the public for download in December. Mark your calendars for next year’s event on September 15 – 18, 2014, again at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.
The ABDC is a SNIA Committee that is dedicated to fostering the growth and success of the market for what is generally referred as Analytics and Big Data, and more generally, the use of data storage resources and services by analytics and big data applications and toolsets. If your company is a SNIA member, there is no fee to join and participate! The ABDC mission addresses marketing outreach, education, and collaboration with other industry bodies relative to Analytics and Big Data efforts. Also, the ABDC will closely follow of the advancements in Analytics and Big Data science, product offerings and business models from academia, industry and the research community.