800 Business Professionals Gathered at the 17th Annual Enterprise Data World Conference & Expo

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Enterprise Data’s foremost experts discussed New Databases, Big Data, Social Data, and New Data Roles.


Enterprise Data World 2013 Conference & Expo

This [EDW] is where managers and practitioners actually learn from each other about how to deploy the architectures and solutions necessary to succeed in the new world of enterprise data management.

Enterprise Data World (EDW), the business world’s most comprehensive vendor-neutral educational event about data and information management, took place April 28- May 2 in San Diego, CA. Organized by DATAVERSITY™ and DAMA International, EDW hosted 800 attendees and 200 hours of in-depth tutorials, hands-on workshops, practical sessions, and insightful keynotes that covered a variety of hot topics including data governance, big data, data architecture, enterprise information management, data integration, NoSQL, cloud-based data, and data virtualization. In addition, EDW hosted an exhibit hall showcasing 36 leading enterprise data vendors.

“EDW is where data management gets really practical,” said Tony Shaw, president of DATAVERSITY. “This is where managers and practitioners actually learn from each other about how to deploy the architectures and solutions necessary to succeed in the new world of enterprise data management.”

This year’s conference highlights included the opening keynote presentation from GitHub’s Tim Berglund, who presented, Then Our Buildings Shape Us. Bergland’s talk shared insights and recommendations for dealing with the torrid pace of technological change, including the challenge of selecting from so many new database options.

In the second keynote, Ashish Thusoo, co-creator of Apache Hive and founder of Big Data start-up Qubole, presented Taming Elephants, Bees and Pigs - The Big Data Circus. In his talk Thusoo discussed the reasons and motivations behind the Big Data revolution and reflected on his unique experience while working on Big Data issues at Facebook.

The third keynote talk was by James Fowler, Professor at UC San Diego, and author of Connected: How Social Networks Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do. Fowler described his research showing that social networks have a powerful effect on obesity, smoking, drinking, happiness, loneliness, and depression. This research suggests there is a "Three Degrees of Influence Rule": everything we feel, think, or do affects our friends, our friends' friends, and even our friends' friends' friends.

Enterprise Data World is sponsored by some of the industry’s top enterprise Software companies including: Adaptive, Dell Boomi, Global IDs, SAP, CA ERwin, Cambridge Semantics, Collibra, Data Advantage Group, Denodo, HP Vertica, IBM, Informatica, MarkLogic, Meta Integration Technology, and Trillium Software.

Preparations for Enterprise Data World 2014 are already underway. The conference will be held from April 27 to May 1 in Austin, Texas. For information about participating as an attendee or sponsor, please email events(at)dataversity(dot)net.

DATAVERSITY™ provides resources for information technology (IT) professionals, executives and business managers to learn about the uses and management of data. Our worldwide community of practitioners, advisers and customers participates in, and benefits from, DATAVERSITY’s educational conferences, discussions, articles, blogs, webinars, certification, news feeds and more. Members enjoy access to a deep knowledge base of presentations, research and training materials, plus discounts off many educational resources including webinars and conferences. For more information please visit: http://www.DATAVERSITY.net or email events(at)dataversity(dot)net.

About DAMA International:
DAMA International is governed by an Executive Board and an Advisory Board consisting of recognized leaders in the field of information management. DAMA produces an annual Symposium that is the premier event in the arena of Data and Information Management. DAMA annually honors individuals who have distinguished themselves in the area of data and information management with the DAMA Achievement Awards. For more information, please visit: http://www.dama.org.

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