Creating a Hadoop cluster is relatively simple. Implementing Hadoop into your traditional enterprise environment in a way that enables business results can be complicated. Some common challenges to an enterprise Hadoop implementation include: development of a clear data strategy and long-term vision, misconceptions about open source tools, integration with legacy systems and applications without disruption to business users, and lack of skilled resources. Big data tools and techniques are bringing great value to traditional organizations that can overcome these enterprise challenges for their business and IT. As data volumes continue to grow across all sectors, big data is sure to become a larger part of your business successes – or struggles.
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This talk will be led by Ankur Gupta, an IT Director at Sears and General Manager at MetaScale. MetaScale is a Big Data technology Subsidiary of Sears Holdings.
Ankur is leading efforts to accelerate Big Data efforts for other enterprises, leveraging learning from implementing Hadoop and other Big Data technologies at Sears. Before moving into this role, he has led several other major monetization initiatives at Sears in various businesses. Prior to Sears, Ankur worked with IBM Global Services in India and US. He received an MBA from Duke University and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India).