Wrapping up IDF2012 – Big Data Session Overview


Big Data Storage Panel - From left to right (Aspera's Michelle Munson, Quanta's Benjamin Wu, Intel's Greg Scott, Amplidata's Tom Leyden, Storage Mojo's Robin Harris)

Panels always make for great sessions, and during the final day of IDF 2012, attendees were treated to one in which panelists discussed revolutionary storage for Big Data. A group of IT leaders – Robin Harris, Chief Analyst with Storagemojo.com; Tom Leyden, Director of Alliances and Marketing with Amplidata; Michelle Munson, President and CEO of Aspera; Benjamin Wu, Director of Sales and Marketing with Quanta Computer; and Greg E. Scott, Chief Cloud Storage Strategist with Intel – all hit the stage to share their insights on tomorrow’s data centers that feature lower-cost, high-capacity storage that’s up to the challenge of the growing stores of unstructured, Big Data.

Several other technical sessions during day three tackled Big Data, including one on how to tame the Big Data “tsunami” with Intel architecture, a discussion on next-generation software architecture for non-volatile memory, and a partnership between Intel and TIBCO working to break the microsecond latency barrier to power data discovery for Big Data.

Technical sessions that focused on cloud included one on how to enable cloud networks with software-defined networking and a session that covered server load balancing in the ToR Switch Using Intel® Ethernet Switch Silicon. There was also a lecture on how the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600/2400 Architecture delivers an evolutionary platform for storage in the cloud, and a session on Object Storage architecture and testing challenges.