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Do You Have A Big Data Problem?


The world of big data is vast. And organizations trying to prepare for success by harnessing the power of data analytics can sometimes fall victim to confusion and tricky marketing. But one thing that is often left out of the conversation is the awareness of the big data problem. With the heightened expectations that big data promises, it’s important to put your data considerations in the context of a realistic discussion around your organization’s needs, use cases and tools.

The quantifiable volume of data is not always the best indicator of a big data problem –additional considerations and more planning are required to achieve success.

Rackspace Senior Architects Kevin Parker and Matt Richins have partnered with multiple organizations to help them sift through the important concepts to consider when making infrastructure choices and how those will impact a big data strategy. In the upcoming webinar, “Do I Have Big Data Problems?,” Parker and Richins will discuss key considerations, common patterns and technical gotchas users need to be mindful of in order to address the three defining characteristics of big data: Volume, Velocity and Variety. During this conversation, we will explore each of these areas and the applicable technologies that may help you adopt and optimize your data platform in a quick and non-disruptive way.

Register now to join us at 11 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, October 9.

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About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Sean Anderson.

Sean is a tenured infrastructure scaling and cloud strategy consultant with a strong focus on strategic partnerships and innovative hybrid technology. A five-year Racker; Sean is focused on developing deep relationships across the technology landscape. Previously, Sean has held several sales director positions at startups and also headed up a team of products specialists for a global retailer. He began his Rackspace journey managing key applications and growth for enterprise customers in the Big Data and Business Analytics sectors. Sean’s focus quickly turned to Big Data Solutions and new platforms like Hadoop, MongoDB and Cassandra. His ever evolving interest in tackling the data problems of tomorrow has made him a key resource to companies looking to harness the power of innovative data and analytics platforms. Sean is currently the product marketing manager for cloud big data solutions at Rackspace.

  • Alan Lucaz

    I wanted to share a video that I think can be helpful for your readers that deals with planning and executing a Big Data program. ( This video is based off of TEKsystems research and delivers the message in a cute way through multiple sci-fi references.

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