IBM Edge Pushing The Edge Video Series – "Betting on Big Data"


In June, the IBM team will be hosting the IBM Edge  conference in Las Vegas.  Last year, the conference sold out and was well-received by our customers.  To respond to customer requests, this year’s conference has expanded to include more than Storage.  The conference will cover best practices for managing storage growth, accelerating and optimizing x86 server and cloud deployments,from big data and secure critical information. To help our customers and partners better understand the conference, we’ve developed a series of five videos to offer previews of various topics on the IBM  Edge agenda.  This is the first installment of the Pushing the Edge series, where IBM experts discuss topics surrounding IT innovation and optimization. This video features renown IBM experts, like IBM Fellow & Researcher Jeff Jonas, discussing the issue of how to handle the ever expanding problem of data storage, known as “Big Data.”   As Jonas humorously remarks in the video, “If it fits in a spreadsheet bro, it ain’t Big Data.”   Everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.

So what is Big Data?   Technically it’s a group of data that becomes so large, it becomes challenging to work with and store. Big data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is Big Data. How do you deal with your Big Data? Watch this video roundtable discussion from IBM experts for  insights on big data.  I think you’ll enjoy the candor and the humor of the video in approaching one of the biggest issues in IT today.

Learn more about Big Data at IBM Edge2013 June 10-14 | Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, NV. For more information visit us at the IBM Edge website.  Storage Community members can receive 15% off IBM Edge Registration when they register before April 28, 2013. For IBM Edge updates in real-time, follow @IBMEdge on Twitter and join the conversations with the hashtag #IBMEdge.

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