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The Wikibon / SiliconANGLE team is excited to be broadcasting live coverage of this year’s Strata Conference in Santa Clara, California, February 28th through March 1st of this week. Co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante will be bringing coverage live on #theCUBE, the flagship telecast from SiliconANGLE.tv, with original content and analysis developed exclusive by the SiliconANGLE and Wikibon teams.
With a full schedule of guests and in-depth coverage of the key moments at this year’s Strata Conference, the Wikibon / SiliconANGLE team will be covering all of the angles.
- 2012 Will Be the Year of Big Data Applications. Thanks to the intense competition between The Big Three distribution vendors, Hadoop developed rapidly in 2011 and is, by most accounts, enterprise-ready (there are always areas for improvement, of course, notably around Hadoop’s single point of failure issue.) This, along with readily available capital, will result in significant innovation from both existing and new start-up Big Data Application vendors now confident that Hadoop is for real. Expect to see new vertical Hadoop-based Big Data Applications for healthcare, retail, financial services and manufacturing in the year ahead, as well as horizontal applications focused on human capital management and enterprise resource planning. Adoption will start slow, but for traditional enterprises, Big Data Applications are the key to realizing impactful business value from Hadoop. 2012 should be a good year on this front.
The Big Data community has been waiting in anticipation for Ben Werther’s start-up Platfora to come out of stealth mode and reveal its grand vision since early summer. Well, that day has come and Werther’s vision for Platfora is indeed ambitious.
Platfora today announced it raised $5.7 million in Series A funding led by Anderseen Horowitz, with additional support from In-Q-Tel. In an accompanying blog post, Werther said Platfora has developed a platform to allow business users to interactively explore large data sets stored on Hadoop and create multidimensional, predictive dashboards and reports.