International Data Science Conference, Salzburg


Hi, I am happy to share this exciting conference I am keynoting at. Also, Mike Ohlsen from Cloudera will deliver a keynote at the conference. About the conference: June 12th – 13th 2017 | Salzburg, Austria | www.idsc.at The 1st International Data Science Conference (iDSC 2017) organized by Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (Information Technology and Systems Management) in cooperation with Information Professionals GmbH seeks to establish a key Data Science event, providing a forum for an international exchange on Data Science technologies and applications. The International Data Science Conference gives the participants the opportunity, over the course of two days, to delve into the most current research and up-to-date practice in Data Science and data-driven business. Besides the two parallel tracks, the Research Track and the Industry Track, on the second day a Symposium is taking place presenting the outcomes of a European Project on Text and Data Mining (TDM). These events are open to all participants. Also we are proud to announce keynote presentations from Mike Olson (Chief Strategy Officer

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My Big Data predictions for 2016


As 2016 is around the corner, the question is what this year will bring for Big Data. Here are my top assumptions for the year to come: The growth for relational databases will slow down, as more companies will evaluate Hadoop as an alternative to classic rdbms The Hadoop stack will get more complicated, as more and more projects are added. It will almost take a team to understand what each of these projects does Spark will lead the market for handling data. It will change the entire ecosystem again. Cloud vendors will add more and more capability to their solutions to deal with the increasing demand for workloads in the cloud We will see a dramatic increase of successful use-cases with Hadoop, as the first projects come to a successful end What do you think about my predictions? Do you agree or disagree?

Big Data Europe Meetup in Vienna, 15th of December


On the 15th of December, a Big Data Meetup will take place in Vienna, with leading personals from Fraunhofer, Rapidminer, Teradata et al. About the Meetup: The growing digitization and networking process within our society has a large influence on all aspects of everyday life. Large amounts of data are being produced permanently, and when these are analyzed and interlinked they have the potential to create new knowledge and intelligent solutions for economy and society. Big Data can make important contributions to the technical progress in our societal key sectors and help shape business. What is needed are innovative technologies, strategies and competencies for the beneficial use of Big Data to address societal needs. Climate, Energy, Food, Health, Transport, Security, and Social Sciences – are the most important societal challenges tackled by the European Union within the new research and innovation framework program “Horizon 2020”. In every one of these fields, the processing, analysis and integration of large amounts of

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RACEing to agile Big Data Analytics


I am happy to announce the development we did over the last month within Teradata. We developed a light-weight process model for Big Data Analytic projects, which is called “RACE”. The model is agile and resembles the know-how of more than 25 consultants that worked in over 50 Big Data Analytic projects in the recent month. Teradata also developed CRISP-DM, the industry leading process for data mining. Now we invented a new process for agile projects that addresses the new challenges of Big Data Analytics. Where does the ROI comes from? This was one of the key questions we addressed when developing RACE. The economics of Big Data Discovery Analytics are different to traditional Integrated Data Warehousing economics. ROI comes from discovering insights in highly iterative projects run over very short time periods (4 to 8 weeks usually) Each meaningful insight or successful use case that can be actioned generates ROI. The total ROI is a sum of all the

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Amazon's Cloud Business growing fast, creating surplus


Amazon announced details about their Q2 earnings yesterday. Their cloud business grew with incredible 81%. This is massive, given the fact that Amazon is already the number #1 company in that area. This quarter, they earned 1.8 billion USD from cloud computing. Summing up this number, their revenue would definitively reach some 7 billion this year. However, if this growth continues to increase so fast, I guess they could even get double-digit by the end of this year. Will Amazon reach 10 billion in 2015? If so, this would be incredible! Microsoft stated that their growth was somewhere well above the 100% mark, so I am interested in where Microsoft will stand by the end of the year. But what does this tell us? Both Microsoft and Amazon are growing fast in this business and we can expect that we will see many more interesting services in the coming month and years in the Cloud. My opinion is that the

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Goodbye IDC, Hello Teradata!


With July 1st, I’ve decided to change my professional career and change to Teradata. I will work as the Big Data Leader for CEE, developing the Business in the region. It is a major career step for me. In the upcoming years, I will work closely with our teams in the region to built great Big Data applications.

CloudVane once again rated among the Top Blogs!


I am happy that my Blog, CloudVane, once again received a great honor: the UK based consultancy company named CloudVane as one of the Top blogs on Cloud Computing and Big Data! Thanks for that!! It is a great honor to be named next to sites like InfoWorld and ReadWrite! CloudVane continues success in the online world 😉 Stay tuned for more great articles! If you haven’t subscribed to the Blog yet (and now you should definitely do that ;)) Feel free to do so here. And finally, here is the link to the nomination.

Privacy killed the Big Data star


Big Data is all about limiting our privacy. With Big Data, we get no privacy at all. Hello, Big Brother is watching us and we have to stop it right now! Well, this is far too cruel. Big Data is NOT all about limiting our privacy. Just to make it clear: I see the benefits of Big Data. However, there are a lot of people out there that are afraid of Big Data because of privacy. The thing I want to state first: Big Data is not NSA, Privacy, Facebook or whatever surveillance technology you can think of. Of course, it is often enabled by Big Data technologies. I see this discussion often and I recently came across an event, that stated stated that Big Data is bad and it limits our privacy. I say, this is bullsh##. The event I am talking about stated that Big Data is bad, it is limiting our privacy and it needs to be

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BREAKING NEWS: New AWS Region in Germany, Frankfurt


Amazon Web Services today announced their new Datacenter for Germany, Frankfurt. This is AWS region number 11 and the second in Europe. AWS will support a large number of services from that datacenter. Here is the original press release: SEATTLE—Oct, 23, 2014– (NASDAQ:AMZN) — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS, Inc.), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its new AWS EU (Frankfurt) region, which is the 11th technology infrastructure region globally for AWS and the second region in the European Union (EU), joining the AWS EU (Ireland) region. All customers can now leverage AWS to build their businesses and run applications on infrastructure located in Germany. As with every AWS region, customers can do this knowing that their content will stay within the region they choose. The newly launched AWS EU (Frankfurt) region comes as a result of the rapid growth AWS has been experiencing and is available now for any business, organization or software developer to sign up

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