Monday, 29 September 2014

Big Data: trends and forecasts

“Big Data: trends and forecasts” – public lecture organized by Innowise Group and Vitebsk State University took place in Vitebsk.
Public lecture for programmers and students of Mathematics department took place at Vitebsk State University on 12th September.
The speaker Kyrill Alyoshin from Canada - Sun Microsystems veteran, the present Chief   R&D Architect in IDEXX Laboratories - presented the lecture “Big Data: trends and forecasts” and answered the questions of the audience.

 At the beginning Kyrill gave a broad overview of existing solutions in the Big Data space. He
 focused primarily on Hadoop, HBase, Storm, VoltDB, identifying benefits of each of the product, and talked briefly about just released Google DataFlow. A good chunk of time was dedicated to Q&A.

Most of the audience were specialists working in Vitebsk IT companies, as well as individuals involved in commercial software development. Students and teachers of the university who attended the lecture liked the lecture, and agreed that the provided analysis of the current development products market was useful and the information was nicely organized.
The audience communicated with the speaker and asked smart and tricky questions. The most interesting questions were rewarded with souvenirs – book from Kyrill and T-shirts with the event related picture from Innowise Group.

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