Putting NoSQL in its Place – in the Enterprise
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  William McKnight   William McKnight
McKnight Consulting Group


Thursday, August 23, 2012
08:30 AM - 09:10 AM

Level:  Business / Non-Technical

The investment in big data certainly supposes adoption well beyond the initial group of Silicon Valley “new economiers”, many of which helped launch the industry, and the new media industries. The landscape is expanding to the automakers, big finance, big insurance companies, telecommunications, healthcare companies and big retailers but challenges remain.

In this informative technical general session, learn from experienced enterprise information strategist William McKnight of the path that NoSQL is on, the obstacles and the way forward. Learn about the ideal workloads for legacy, new non-NoSQL technologies like columnar databases and stream processing, and for NoSQL in these enterprises. Learn where NoSQL adds value to an enterprise information strategy and how to get the projects started and dropping the “not in production” label.

This session addresses the NoSQL community as well as the user community, providing guidance on the appropriate workloads for NoSQL and how to penetrate the enterprise. This practical session will help you make the most of the conference and make the best choices to ensure information remains an unparalleled corporate asset.

You Will Learn:

  • How to Prepare NoSQL Solutions for Integration into the Enterprise
  • What will Motivate IT to Adopt Big Data
  • The biggest challenge that NoSQL solutions face
  • The Continued Place for the Data Warehouse Ecosystem in the Enterprise
  • How Columnar Orientation Works and the Workloads it Supports

William McKnight takes corporate information and turns it into a bottom-line producing asset. He’s worked with companies like Dong Energy, France Telecomm, Pfizer, Samba Bank, ScotiaBank, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Verizon -- 15 of the Global 2000 -- and many others. McKnight Consulting Group focuses on delivering business value and solving business problems utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in information management. His teams have won several best practice competitions for their implementations. He has been helping companies adopt big data solutions. William has hundreds of articles and 25 white papers in publication and is a prolific blogger. He is a frequent international keynote speaker and trainer. He provides clients with action plans, architectures, strategies, complete programs and vendor-neutral tool selection to manage information. An Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and frequent best practices judge, William is a former Fortune 50 technology executive and database engineer.

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