Panel: Big Data & Analytics On the Cloud – Faster, Easier, Economical
Moderator: Namrata Kapur, Regional Marketing Manager, APAC, Softlayer
Tan Yew Luan, Director, Cloud & Managed Services, IBM
Harish Aitharaju, Business Group Lead, Microsoft
Vikram Mengi, Information Strategy Practice, Latize
Perry Sansom, Sr. VP, WhereScape Asia+
Big data applications have big demands—massive storage, powerful computing resources, and on-demand scalability, to name a few. The ability to have access to the high-performance, highly scalable modular infrastructure that big data requires often turns out to be an expensive affair. Cloud offers businesses with the capability to scale (up or down) and access numerous apps and on-demand software, to name a few benefits. Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), as an example, allows a business to choose from a wide range of servers—from customizable public cloud instances (ready in about five minutes) to enterprise-grade, high-powered, fully customizable bare metal servers (ready in under two hours) and not worry about the heavy costs or massive resources required to manage them.
This panel discussion will focus on how big data and analytics can be used on the cloud and the speakers will share their experiences and highlight few interesting case stories.