Watch William’s Keynote from TDWI on YouTube
The keynote address I gave at TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) World Conference last week is up and available on YouTube and on our YouTube channel.
“Capitalizing on Chaos: Navigating Information Management Possibilities to Build Organizational Value”
Abstract: Increasing data volumes and data’s high utility have led to an explosion of capabilities and possibilities in the past few years. While stalwart structures of our information, like the enterprise data warehouse, remain highly supported, it is widely acknowledged that no single solution will satisfy all enterprise data management needs. Many are confused by the value of Hadoop, data warehouse appliances, and stream processing, with their seemingly conflicting value propositions for current information management infrastructure. Although storage remains historically inexpensive, costs for keeping “all data for all time” are still escalating. The key to making the correct data storage selection is understanding your workloads—current, projected, and envisioned. This practical session will organize and explore the major categories of information stores available and help you make the best choices to keep information as an unparalleled corporate asset.