Big Opportunities in Big Data for the Mainframe

The Big Data Spotlight at SHARE in Anaheim included two full days that addressed SHARE attendees’ most pressing Big Data questions and concerns. Everyone from the keynote speakers to daily technical session speakers (including a full Big Data hot topic track) discussed why Big Data is so important today. 

Keynote speaker Brian Gallagher, President of EMC Corporation’s Enterprise Storage Division, called today’s technology landscape the “most exciting” period in his 30-year career and named Big Data as one of the top three megatrends that are “changing IT forever” and reside “top-of-mind for CIOs.”

In a separate session, Mark Simmonds, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM System z software and a contributor to IBM’s Smarter Computing Blog, echoed Gallagher’s sentiment when he confessed to being “obsessed with Big Data.” Simmonds said his preoccupation comes not from fear of the rapidly rising tide of data in the digital universe but from fascination with the possibilities presented by the “ability to process, integrate and understand data from anywhere.”

Read the full article in the SHARE President’s Corner blog to learn more about reoccurring themes and key takeaways from the Big Data Spotlight at SHARE in Anaheim.