Hitachi Information Forum in Mainz, Germany – Big Data Panel
by Greg Knieriemen on Jun 19, 2013
Earlier this month, the 5th annual Germany Hitachi Information Forum was held in Mainz. With over 300 attendees, 20 presentations, hands-on breakout sessions and a panel discussion on big data, the event was an overwhelming success.
As a pretext to the panel discussion on big data I moderated, I referenced The Economist’s Kenneth Cukier’s example of Google Translate as an example of how the scale and depth of data distinguishes big data from the data analytics of yesterday. Jürgen Krebs, director of Business Development and Marketing of HDS Germany, and Bob Plumridge, chief technology officer of HDS EMEA, joined me on the panel to discuss their views and real world examples of big data. We also discussed how object storage impacts big data, how the role of IT leaders will evolve as big data drives business decisions, as well as the impact of SAP HANA adoption.
You can view the Hitachi Information Forum panel discussion below.