Panel: The Readiness of Enterprise Data for the Cloud
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  Dan McCreary   Dan McCreary
Kelly-McCreary & Associates
  Jnan Dash   Jnan R. Dash
Senior Advisor
  Robert Greene   Robert Greene
Product Manager / Strategist
  Barry Morris   Barry Morris
CEO and Co-Founder


Thursday, August 21, 2014
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

The cloud plays an integral role in the future of all enterprise organizations and the cloud is already deeply embedded in enterprises. But there are still major hurdles for organizations in moving enterprise data to the cloud. The most difficult part of transitioning to the cloud is getting the database to go along smoothly. There are a number of database requirements that need to be met for an enterprise to feel comfortable enough to making the move.

This panel would discuss:

  • The requirements of a cloud database
  • The business value of the cloud for enterprises
  • Compare and contrast NewSQL and NoSQL and their cloud readiness

Dan McCreary is an enterprise data architect and author specializing in emerging database technologies. He has worked at Bell Labs, with Steve Jobs at NeXT Computer as well as founding his own consulting firm of over 75 people. His background includes topics such as high performance computing, programming languages, databases and XML standards. He has published articles on the semantic web, metadata registries, US Federal XML standards, XForms, XQuery and XRX. He is co-chair of the NoSQL Now! Conference and a co-author of the book "Making Sense of NoSQL" by Manning Publications.

Jnan Dash is a technology visionary and executive consultant in Silicon Valley. He spent 10 years at Oracle Corporation and was the Group Vice President, Systems Architecture and Technology. Prior to joining Oracle, he spent 16 years at IBM in various positions including development of the DB2 family of products and in charge of IBM's database architecture and technology. He serves on several boards and advisory boards including being an advisor to MongoDB.

Robert Greene is a product manager / strategist for Oracle's NoSQL Database technology. Prior to Oracle he was the V.P. Technology for a NoSQL Database company, Versant Corporation, where he set the strategy for alignment with Big Data technology trends resulting in the acquisition of the company by Actian Corp in 2012. Robert has been an active member of both commercial and open source initiatives in the NoSQL and Object Relational Mapping spaces for the past 18 years, developing software, leading project teams, authoring articles and presenting at major conferences on these topics. In his previous life, Robert was an electronic engineer developing first generation wireless, spread spectrum based security systems.

Barry Morris is the CEO and Co-Founder of NuoDB, the leader in webscale distributed database technology. Barry is an accomplished software CEO with more than 25 years of industry experience in the USA and Europe, running private and public companies ranging in scale from early startup phase to 1,000+ employees. Among his accomplishments, Barry joined IONA Technologies in the very early days and ultimately as CEO led Ireland's most successful software company through its strongest period of growth. He built the company to over 10,000 customers, over 270 technology partners, over $180m in revenues and over 70% market share.

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