BIG DATA 2012


BIG DATA 2012


Moscow, March 22, 2012 *

 

You are welcome to attend the Forum dedicated for dicussing the issues of storage, processing, managing, and ensuring security of Big Data. The Forum is organized by Computerworld Russia Magazine and OSP-Con Agency. Big Data 2012 is the first comprehensive event in Russia on Big Data. It builds on the experience of a series of the previous conferences on cloud computing and storage systems organized by Open Systems Publications over a number of years.
 
During the last year, Big Data has become one of the most debated topics in the world’s IT community. The reason of this increased attention is a kind of transition from quantity to quality: the explosive growth of corporate data has rendered inefficient traditional approaches to data processing, storage, security, and lifecycle management. The crucial driving force of this is the proliferation of completely new data sources - sensor networks, cloud communication services,  cloud document and video storage, social networks, mass access online systems, new advanced R&D technologies, Internet broadcasting, etc. The volume of content generated by the new data sources grows by far faster than that of traditional corporate data.
 
As the Big Data problem is being recognized by customers, IT companies are increasingly embarking on developing the new technologies and products. The new solutions fall into a number of key categories that correspond to the types of problems emerging in relation to Big Data. One of the categories covers storage and processing systems specifically designed for handling massive amounts of data, as well as systems for data lifecycle management. The second category includes business intelligence systems supporting both preprocessing of Big Data for later analysis and extracting useful insights from it. A separate group partially overlapping with the other two is made of technologies for working with Big Data in the cloud. A number of experts consider tools for storing and processing Big Data as the key applications that will jump-start the evolution of cloud infrastructures. Inseparably connected with Big Data are information security issues, which have to be considered from a new angle with respect to the cloud context.
 
The Forum will include a plenary part dedicated to key issues of processing Big Data and to related trends, as well as the three special sections:
 

  • Big Data Storage, Lifecycle Management, and Security Systems;
  • BI Systems for Big Data Processing;
  • Big Data and Cloud Services.

 
Every section ends with an open discussion on the most critical issues related the section’s topic. The conference also will include a number of training and technical sessions, a show of vendors’ solutions and press events.
 
The conference is aimed at Russian large and middle-sized businesses, which either already face different issues of storage and processing of Big Data or foresee emergence of such issues in the near future. The event welcomes chief information officers, IT directors, IT managers responsible for corporate data storage, processing, managing and security, as well as business analysts, data warehouse managers, providers of cloud services of all sorts, and their corporate customers from organizations working in various areas.