WedAM3: New Modeling Challenges: Big Data, Hadoop, NoSQL and the Cloud
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  Karen Lopez   Karen Lopez
Senior Project Manager


Wednesday, October 8, 2014
09:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Level:  Intermediate

We data architects have done a great job maturing the data management profession: we have tools with decades of usability, technical features and relational database support. Our methods have been tested and tailored across many industries. We have books, training materials, online communities and more.

And yet the advent of new methods and tools is putting us at risk for becoming irrelevant on modern data-driven projects. What do we do when our teams use Hadoop and other NoSQL technologies Will our methods work? What about our tools? Do those teams even need a data architect? Are data management skills no longer needed? How can we leverage our existing enterprise data models? In this presentation Karen covers the basics of Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL then shows how modern data architects should respond to the ever-changing environment of data architectures. She'll help you separate the myths from the misunderstandings and show you how to continue to leverage your data modeling assets.

Karen Lopez is a Senior Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors. She has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen is a popular speaker known for her highly interactive, practical and sometimes irreverent presentation style. She is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, a Dun and Bradstreet MVP, an advisory committee member at Zachman International and an Advisory Board member of DAMA International. She wants you to love your data.

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