Demystifying Big Data

Big Data is here to stay. And with it comes a deluge of new buzz words and acronyms. Phrases like “NoSQL”, "Document Database", "Velocity, Volume, and Variety", "Hadoop", and "Map Reduce" are now commonplace.   To make matters worse, depending on who you talk to, the definitions of these phrases are slightly different. Jon will walk through what big data really means and pull back the curtain on all the buzzwords surrounding it. Jon will explain the origins of NoSQL, what the various NoSQL databases are, and when each would be used. Jon walks you through the concept of MapReduce and how this tool will allow manipulation and aggregation of massive amounts of data in your enterprise.  

Jon will help you understand what all of these various new technologies really are and how they could impact you and your business.  Most importantly, Jon will give you the information you need to make informed decisions about when and where these tools should be used in your enterprise.

Jon Mills

With over 18 years of experience in Software Development and Management, Jon has led and built agile teams in a wide range of environments from small start-ups to large scale financial institutions. As a skilled mentor and international speaker, Jon has the opportunity to promote positive management practices and personal development skills to developers and managers in many different situations.

As a director at PaigeTechnologies, Jon has the opportunity to help hiring managers identify and attract the best possible candidates for their IT needs. Jon is also able to work with potential candidates to teach them the skills necessary in the ever changing technology field.  Jon is able to observe trends in the work force in Kansas City and adapt a training program to meet those needs. All this helps PaigeTechnologies build a better workforce for the companies of the region. Jon is also the director fo the Kansas City Developer Conference, which is in its 6th year.

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