Virtualization Day

Virtualization Day at Data Summit 2015

The increasing size and complexity of data environments today is straining IT resources at most organizations, reducing agility, and increasing the costs and challenges associated with maintaining the performance and availability of business-critical systems. To address these concerns, many IT departments are looking for ways to automate routine tasks and free up assets. The use of virtualization to accomplish these goals is well known. Likewise, the adoption of cloud services is becoming more and more commonplace.

Whether you are just getting your feet wet or already use virtualization and cloud extensively in production, Virtualization Day is your opportunity to connect with the experts in New York City and advance your knowledge base. This unique educational event has all your bases covered. 

  • What to Look for in a Hypervisor Technology
  • Upgrading Your Database Infrastructure
  • Virtualizing Databases the Right Way
  • Managing Virtualized Databases and Applications
  • Storage for Virtual Workloads
  • Moving to a Virtual Hosted Data Center
  • The Pros and Cons of “As a Service”
  • Getting Your Business Counterparts Onboard the Cloud
  • Database Administration in the Cloud World
  • High Availability in the Cloud
  • The Convergence of Big Data and the Cloud
  • Private, Public or Hybrid? Finding the Right Cloud Balance for You
  • Open Source versus Proprietary? What You Need to Know

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the best practices from real-world practitioners. Reserve your seat today!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST in the Data Solutions Showcase

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

OPENING PANEL - Resolving Data Conundrums

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening the second day of Data Summit 2015, our illustrious panel addresses the main issues facing data scientists, Big Data analysts, business strategists, and technology aficionados. Is Hadoop to be dumped? Will we drown in data lakes? Are we virtualizing to the max? What’s on the data horizon? Big Data gets lots of attention these days. From a business and a technology perspective, how can we get the most benefit out of Big Data?

Miles Kehoe, Founder & President, New Idea Engineering

Anne Buff, Business Solutions Manager, SAS Best Practices, SAS Institute

COFFEE BREAK in the Data Solutions Showcase

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

V201: The Value of Virtualization and the Cloud Today

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

You may think there is no reason to virtualize your data environment or move to the cloud if everything is running smoothly, but you may need to think again. With the growing number of disparate data sources and the shrinking availability of niche technical skill sets to manage, let alone integrate, these data sources, trouble is in the foreseeable future, especially with Big Data on its way. This session breaks down the fundamentals of data virtualization and the cloud to truly understand the problems they solve and how the environments work.

What Virtualization and the Cloud Have to Offer

Anne Buff, Business Solutions Manager, SAS Best Practices, SAS Institute

Data Virtualization for Data Discovery

Lindy Ryan, Professor & Research Faculty, Montclair State University; Rutgers University

V202: Virtualizing Your Database and Big Data in the Cloud

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

More and more organizations are virtualizing their databases and moving big data to the cloud. In this special session, Janis Griffin from SolarWinds will explore the fundamentals of monitoring databases running in a VMware environment, which can be very different from monitoring a database running on a physical machine. Chris Kauza from Oracle will shed light on how big data and analytics in the cloud can be used to deliver a competitive advantage, and the practical steps to get started on your initiative.

Best Practices: Databases on VMware

Janis Griffin, Senior Systems Consultant, Quest Software Oracle ACE

Big Data in the Cloud

Chris Kauza, Oracle


12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

V203: Increasing Agility Through Data Virtualization

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

Enterprises face a variety of data management challenges that influence their ability to leverage accurate, meaningful information quickly and efficiently. Data virtualization is an enabling technology that can address many of these challenges. How long does it take a business analyst, developer, or QA team to get the data they need? What is the impact of delays in getting data to the right place at the right time? What is the impact of inconsistent information? This session explores how data virtualization is being used to reduce data proliferation and ensure that all consumers are working from a single version of the truth. It also explains how to solve the data constraint challenge using data virtualization and copy data management and measure the improvements to your business.

Accelerating Integration With Data Virtualization

BJ Fesq, Chief Data Officer, CIT Group

Suresh Chandrasekaran, Denodo

Virtualizing Data: The Instant Data Cloning Revolution

Kyle Hailey, Technical Evangelist, Delphix

V204: Moving to the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Savvy organizations are increasingly finding ways to take advantage of the cloud for competitive advantage. However, moving your Big Data to the cloud is not without challenges. This session discusses the requirements for a data warehouse that can take full advantage of the cloud, how Snowflake developed a unique architecture designed for the cloud for today’s data, and how customers are deploying a cloud data warehouse to serve their needs for data processing and analytics. In addition, Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods, reveals how it achieved integration between two cloud-based CRM systems, an online accounting system, project-based and indicator-driven applications as well as a donor database, and the steps it took to attain the desired outcome.

Data Warehousing in the Cloud

Greg Rahn, Director of Product Management, Snowflake Computing

Integrating Your Applications in the Cloud

Eugene Kogan, Director of IT & Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Rainforest Alliance

CLOSING KEYNOTE - Data Disruption and Innovation

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

The culmination of Data Summit involves both a look back at what we’ve learned and a look forward toward best use cases for data-driven environments. Big Data holds much promise for innovative forward thinking, while at the same time disrupting some time-honored business practices and beliefs. Big Data changes how we interact with information and encourages a reimagining of how we think about our data and what we can do with it.

MODERATOR: Marydee Ojala, Editor, Online Searcher

John O'Brien, Principal Advisor & Industry Analyst, Radiant Advisors

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