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Rick Review: Day 3 Keynote PASS Summit 2011 - Big Data-What's the Big Deal?

I recently did a Rick Review of the Day 3 Keynote from the 2008 PASS Community Summit that featured Dr. DeWitt speaking on new technology that ended up in the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) edition of SQL Server 2008 R2.  I decided to also listen again to the Day 3 Keynote from the 2001 PASS Community Summit.  While I listened intently to the keynote on Day 3 of this past summit, something seemed to be somewhat familiar.  Had I heard some of these concepts before?  The keynotes from the most recent PASS Summit may be found here.  The theme of PDW and Map/Reduce seem to be similar (at least at a high level) where data is split up into smaller chunks and selected sets of data are then combined to answer the query.  Once again, Dr.DeWitt is entertaining as he simplifies a complex topic for the audience.  Having access to this recording is great, but being there first hand was even better with a sense of respectful awe in the audience. It is no wonder that the Day 3 Keynote is a favorite of the PASS attendees.  If you haven't had the chance yet, I invite you to view the recording and perhaps learn something new.

Published Friday, February 10, 2012 9:40 AM by RickHeiges

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Adam Machanic said:

Thanks for the reminder. I didn't get to watch this keynote since I was speaking immediately afterward. Looking forward to actually seeing it.

February 10, 2012 12:03 PM

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