Blue Hill Perspective: Five Things to Watch for at This Year's Strata + Hadoop Conference

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With the Strata + Hadoop World conference kicking off Monday, I would like to offer my perspective to help attendees who are at risk of being overwhelmed by all the noise and hype that are sure to follow.

Last year, at Strata + Hadoop World in New York, conference goers were dazzled by Apache Spark. Now, Spark has established itself in many circles as the next logical step in the evolution of big data analytics. However, there is still a disconnect between the potential opportunity for Spark and its immediate practical appeal.

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About James Haight

James Haight is a principal analyst at Blue Hill Research focusing on analytics and emerging enterprise technologies. His primary research includes exploring the business case development and solution assessment for data warehousing, data integration, advanced analytics and business intelligence applications. He also hosts Blue Hill's Emerging Tech Roundup Podcast, which features interviews with industry leaders and CEOs on the forefront of a variety of emerging technologies. Prior to Blue Hill Research, James worked in Radford Consulting's Executive and Board of Director Compensation practice, specializing in the high tech and life sciences industries. Currently he serves on the strategic advisory board of the Bentley Microfinance Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to community development through funding and consulting entrepreneurs in the Greater Boston area.
Posted on March 25, 2016 by James Haight