Tuesday, May 19

Track A: Moving to a Modern Data Architecture

John O'Brien, Principal Advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors

A101. Agile Data Mastering at Scale

10:45 AM2020-05-192020-05-19

Tuesday, May 19: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The Promise of Data Mastering at Scale

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

For years, independent business units have operated in organizations with substantial freedom of action, allowing them to be agile but also creating “silos” of information, relevant to their specific needs, according to Stonebraker. There can be considerable business value to integrating certain entities from these silos, for example, to facilitate cross-selling or to eliminate duplication of effort. However, while traditional data mastering is suitable for small or simple problems, a new approach is needed for bigger and more complex projects.


, Adjunct Professor, MIT, & Co-Founder/CTO, Tamr


A102. The New World of Database Technologies

12:00 PM2020-05-192020-05-19

Tuesday, May 19: 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Database technologies are constantly changing and adding new options for enterprises. To take advantage of the new world of database technologies, enterprise and database managers need to be open to new possibilities.

MongoDB: A Practical Approach to Building a High Performance Data Platform

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Though MongoDB is capable of incredible performance, it requires mastery of design to achieve such optimization. Kankipati discusses the practical approaches to optimization and configuration for the best performance. He provides a brief overview of the new features in MongoDB, such as ACID transaction compliance, and then moves on to application design best practices for indexing, aggregation, schema design, data distribution, data balancing, and query and RAID optimization. Other areas of focus include tips to implement fault-tolerant applications while managing data growth, practical recommendations for architectural considerations to achieve high performance on large volumes of data, and best deployment configurations for MongoDB clusters on cloud platforms.


, Lead Information Architect, Florida Blue


A103. Understanding Cloud Licensing

02:00 PM2020-05-192020-05-19

Tuesday, May 19: 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Organizations' software infrastructure today is commonly spread across on-premise and multiple cloud deployments. While having the flexibility to maximize the advantage of each approach offers benefits, it also presents challenges.

Straight Talk on the Software License Landscape

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

It is difficult to get straight answers from vendors on the proper way to license software in the complicated world of hybrid and multi-cloud software deployments. Adding to the challenge is the fact that many vendors have turned to software license audits as an easy way to generate additional revenue. Our popular speakers focus on current software licensing trends and the lessons learned from the field. They also identify the steps every organization should take to avoid becoming a victim of a software licensing audit.


, Co-Founder, LicenseFortress

, System Engineer Database Specialist, VMWare


A104. Modernizing Your Data Warehouse

03:15 PM2020-05-192020-05-19

Tuesday, May 19: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For decades, companies have made large investments in enterprise data warehouses to fuel their BI systems. Increasingly, enterprises are turning to cloud platforms for their modern data warehouses, which are enabling next-generation initiatives.


3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn directly from a customer using a new modern data warehouse built for the hybrid cloud to solve traditional data management challenges and make decisions faster. 


A105. Data Governance in the Cloud Era

04:15 PM2020-05-192020-05-19

Tuesday, May 19: 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Organizations are collecting large quantities of disparate data from a range of sources, using a variety of cloud and on-premise data management platforms. Adding to their challenges are increasingly stringent regulations about how data is handled.

The Changing Role of Data Governance in a Cloud-First World

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Is it time for data governance to become more agile to keep pace in a cloud-first world? Partner explores the thesis that data governance can and should change to keep pace with a data world that is vastly different than it was even a few years ago. Come learn how agile methods can be applied to data governance.


, Director of Solutions Architecture, The Pythian Group

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