For our next installment of Season 3 of the Hadooponomics podcast, we are excited to welcome Yaron Haviv on the show. Yaron is an entrepreneur and thought leader in storage, networking, Big Data, and cloud. Most recently, Yaron founded Iguazio, an enterprise data analytics and storage company focused on data-platforms-as-a-service and next-generation applications. He’s been the CTO and VP of several networking and infrastructure companies, and is heavily involved in the open source community.
We start our conversation talking about Strata + Hadoop World in New York, which Yaron was attending on the day of our interview. The event provides a good segue into the rest of our conversation. Here, Yaron saw a lot of attendee confusion; all the vendors are talking about data lakes, faster, bigger, better solutions, he says, and enterprises are having trouble differentiating between them all, and between “marketing fluff” and reality. During the conversation, Yaron raised several points about the problem of focusing on the technology instead of its business application, explaining that the barriers to entry aren’t all that high in the Big Data world, which creates an environment of competition and uncertainty about what solutions actually do versus what they claim to do.
From here, we explore what Yaron sees as the mega trends in the industry: Internet of Things (IoT), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and next-generation data warehousing and computing. We cover open source, cloud versus on-prem, and where cloud providers have an advantage over standalone data analytics solutions (hint: integration). We talk about the biggest mistakes companies make in building Big Data solutions, and how to build better Big Data applications by focusing on what kind of data will be consumed and what the business use case is, rather than by building around infrastructure that will likely change (maybe even by the time you finish building the solution).
We wrap up the show by exploring what’s next in Big Data. As a thought leader in the industry and a seasoned entrepreneur, Yaron has a lot of insights to share!
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