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Michael Stonebraker: Big Data, Disruption, and the 800 Pound Gorilla in the Corner

Since the coronavirus outbreak, the cascading effects from the economic slowdown are being felt across the globe. From spend analytics to supply chain management, companies are seeking to maximize their data and use it as an asset to make the right business decisions, now.

Standing in the way of this realization is the problem of the 3V’s of data: Volume, Velocity, and Variety. This is the 800-lb gorilla in the corner.

To unleash the latent power of data, companies of all types and sizes need to address the gorilla and find solutions.

About the Presenter:

    Michael Stonebraker is an adjunct professor at MIT CSAIL and a database pioneer who specializes in database management systems and data integration. He was awarded the 2014 A.M. Turing Award (known as the “Nobel Prize of computing”) by the Association for Computing Machinery for his “fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems as well as their practical application through nine start-up companies that he has founded.”