Last month, EMC Greenplum hosted an event at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley to address some key questions surrounding the big data debate. The panel of passionate, distinguished practitioners included Keith Collins, Gil Elbaz, Ping Li, Anand Rajaraman and myself. Michael Chui of the McKinsey Global Institute did a fantastic job moderating the discussion.
Big Data’s Impact: Everyone agreed that big data is a paradigm shift and one of the most important forces driving the global economy today. Big data is a complex, multifaceted topic, defined by the combination of data volume, velocity and variety being generated – as such, it breaks current models of data management, experimentation, analysis and storage. More importantly, it forces us to change the way we think about data and the opportunity for new value creation.