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BlueData CEO: "We're Democratizing Big Data" | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

EPIC Enterprise Software Provides Self-Service Private Cloud

BlueData aims to "democratize Big Data" with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls "the industry's first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise," according to company CEO Kumar Sreekanti

This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download.

We had a few questions for Kumar Sreekanti (pictured below) about all this, and here's what he had to say:

Cloud Computing Journal: It looks like you're on a mission to simplify Big Data.

Kumar Sreekanti: Yes, simple is our goal

As the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, BlueData's mission is to simplify, and thus democratize, Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption.

CCJ: Who are your target customers?

Kumar: Our target customers are enterprises of all sizes that want to build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days, instead of months, and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches.

By making Big Data accessible to all, enterprises can get the same value out of their on-premise Big Data as companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo at a fraction of the cost, and with far fewer resources.

Specifically, we are targeting Fortune 1000 enterprises in retail, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, insurance, media, telco and federal.

These are companies with large volumes of existing structured data, such as sales transactions and supply chain metrics, as well as semi-structured and unstructured data, such as log files, emails, social media, documents, sensor data and audio/video.

These companies will have large volumes of structured and unstructured data stored in on-premise enterprise storage systems such as NAS, Gluster and Ceph

Within the companies, we're looking at enterprise IT and line-of-business IT departments with business initiatives that require Big Data analytics and processing to validate new market opportunities and/or create new products and services.

CCJ: How do you and they define Big Data?

Kumar: The most immediate opportunity is to combine existing structured data with large volumes of underutilized unstructured data to identify patterns or insights in a cost-effective manner previously not possible with traditional data warehousing platforms.

We also see ways to continue to expand the use of Big Data. Our target customers see a tremendous opportunity to use data in new ways: to learn about customers, speed business cycles, and transform themselves to gain a competitive advantag

CCJ: How much data are we talking about here?

Kumar: Most companies in our target market have at least 50TB of unstructured data locked away in their enterprise repositories that can be utilized for data-driven strategies.

CCJ: What are the key things you've done to simplify all this for people and enterprises, while also imbuing flexibility into it?

Kumar: Big data no longer means "big moves" or "big storage" so our target customers can gain immediate value from their terabytes of unstructured data in their existing storage systems at the lowest cost.

The BlueData EPIC platform can connect any enterprise data source to the big data app of choice. That means no more moving and replicating data.

The BlueData EPIC platform helps IT to deliver Big Data as a high-performing on-premise service to run any distributed application on any server from any storage.

CCJ: How does your vision interact with the IoT, which seems to be driving a lot of Big Data today?

Kumar: The IoT requires the ability to collect and reason over large volumes of real-time data generated by sensors and other embedded systems.

In addition to demanding new Big Data architectures and real-time processing run times beyond Hadoop, IoT introduces significant level of complexity to an already rigid, inflexible infrastructure that can barely meet the existing requirements for batch processing.

CCJ: And how do you address this issue?

Kumar: Our vision around enabling any application on any server with any storage provides enterprises the foundation to adapt as well as scale their infrastructure to meet Big/Fast Data characteristics of the IoT.

By supporting quick provisioning and scaling of distributed applications like Apache Spark that provide fast in-memory processing (e.g. Spark Streaming) and noSQL technologies (e.g Hbase, Cassandra), BlueData enables enterprises to support the fast data and time series processing requirements of the IoT.

Further, by enabling an agile infrastructure that can simultaneously support real-time (Spark), noSQL (Hbase) and batch (Hadoop) analytics, customers gain unprecedented levels of flexibility to create solution architectures that can easily combine IoT data with the rest of the enterprise data (e.g. transactions, social media, text/email etc) as opposed to silos.

CCJ: Please tell us more about the Community Edition. How to access it, what it does, why people should try it.

Kumar: We offer EPIC One, a full-featured community edition, which allows users to  experience the power of multi-app, multi-version instant clusters on a single physical node.

Users can deploy a Big Data private cloud in a matter of seven steps and create distributed application clusters ranging from Hadoop to Hbase and Spark in a matter of minutes versus the typical weeks or months for each type of cluster. It can be downloaded directly from www.bluedata.com

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Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 15th Cloud Expo, November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, CA. The Cloud Expo / Big Data Expo / @ThingsExpo / DevOps Summit programs are now available for you to inspect and investigate in advance.

Our upcoming November 4-6 event in Santa Clara, California will present a total of 10 simultaneous tracks by an all-star faculty, over three days, plus a two-day "Cloud Computing Bootcamp" presented by Janakiram MSV, an Analyst with the Gigaom Research analyst network, where he covers the Cloud Services landscape.

Cloud and Big Data topics and tracks include: Enterprise Cloud Adoption, APM & Cloud Computing | Hot Topics, Cloud APIs & Business, Cloud Security | Mobility, Big Data | Analytics.

@ThingsExpo content tripled from a single track in New York to three simultaneous tracks: Consumer IoT, Enterprise IoT, IoT Developer | WebRTC Convergence.

DevOps Summit also doubled from a single track in New York to two simultaneous tracks: "Dev" Developer Focus and "Ops" Operations Focus.

Schedule for Cloud Expo / Big Data Expo / @ThingsExpoHere

Schedule for DevOps SummitHere

Now that we have published the full conference schedule, please check back for daily updates as we finalize new session abstracts by working with our distinguished faculty members. For your questions please contact us at events (at) sys-con.com. Last but not least we will announce our keynotes on the hottest subjects to be delivered by world-class speakers!

The largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world has announced "sponsorship opportunities" and "call for papers."

The 1st International Internet of @ThingsExpo was launched this June at the Javits Center in New York City with over 6,000 delegates in attendance. The 2nd International Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, with an estimated 7,000 plus delegates attending over three days.

@ThingsExpo is co-located with 15th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading IoT industry players in the world. In 2014, more than 200 companies will be present on the @ThingsExpo show floor, including global players and the hottest new technology pioneers.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities for @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley and New York Are Now Available
Sponsors and exhibitors of Internet of @ThingsExpo will benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities through:

  • Featured on-site presentation and ongoing on-demand webcast exposure to a captive audience of industry decision-makers.
  • Showcase exhibition during our new extended dedicated expo hours
  • Breakout Session Priority scheduling for sponsors that have been guaranteed a 35-minute technical session
  • Online advertising in SYS-CON's i-Technology publications
  • Capitalize on our comprehensive marketing efforts leading up to the show with print mailings, e-newsletters and extensive online media coverage.
  • Unprecedented PR Coverage: Editorial coverage on IoT.sys-con.com, Tweets to our 75,000 plus followers, press releases sent on major wire services to over 500 combined analysts and press members who attended Internet of @ThingsExpo - making it the best-covered "Internet of Things" conference in the world

For more information on sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities contact Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021. Book both events for additional savings!

@ThingsExpo Silicon Valley (November 4-6, 2014, Santa Clara, CA)
@ThingsExpo New York (June 9-11, 2015, New York, NY)

Secure Your VIP Pass to Attend @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley
Internet of @ThingsExpo announced today a limited time free "Expo Plus" registration option. The onsite registration price of $600 will be set to 'free' for delegates who register during September.

To take advantage of this opportunity, attendees can use the coupon code "IoTSeptember" and secure their "@ThingsExpo Plus" registration to attend all keynotes and general sessions, as well as a limited number of technical sessions each day of the show, in addition to full access to the expo floor and the @ThingsExpo hackathon.

The registration page is located at the @ThingsExpo site here.


@ThingsExpo New York 2015 'Call for Papers' Now Open
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York announces that its 'Call for Papers' is now open. The event will feature a world class, all-star faculty with the hottest IoT topics covered in three distinct tracks.

Track 1 - Consumer IoT and Wearables: Smart Appliances, Wearables, Smart Cars, Smartphones 2.0, Smart Travel, Personal Fitness, Health Care, Personalized Marketing, Customized Shopping, Personal Finance, The Digital Divide, Mobile Cash & Markets, Games & the IoT, The Future of Education, Virtual Reality

Track 2 - Enterprise IoT: The Business Case for IoT, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Smart Transportation, The Smart Home, M2M, Authentication/Security, Wiring the IoT, The Internet of Everything, Digital Transformation of Enterprise IT, Agriculture, Transportation, Manufacturing, Local & State Government, Federal Government

Track 3 - Developer IoT: WebRTC, Eclipse Foundation, Cloud Foundry, Docker & Linux Containers, Node-Red, Open Source Hardware, Leveraging SOA, Multi-Cloud IoT, Evolving Standards, WebSockets, Security & Privacy Protocols, GPS & Proximity Services, Bluetooth/RFID/etc., XMPP, Nest Labs


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Chris Matthieu Named @ThingsExpo Tech Chair

Internet of @ThingsExpo named Chris Matthieu tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley.

Chris Matthieu has two decades of telecom and web experience. He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at eComm in 2010, which was acquired by Voxeo. Next he built an open source Node.JS PaaS called Nodester, which was acquired by AppFog. His latest startups include Twelephone. Leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC, Twelephone's BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is to become the next generation telecom company running in the Web browser. Chris is currently co-founder and CTO of Octoblu.

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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