Next Generation Analytic Architecture – A Practical Approach (Day 3)

Eddie Sayer

The data and analytics landscape is evolving at an astonishing pace.  The number of ‘big data’ technology alternatives is staggering.  The momentum of open-source Hadoop is undeniable.  The marketplace offers the promise of next generation analytic architectures to increase analytic agility, optimize TCO and drive greater business value.

Success requires your role evolve from conventional ‘data architect’ to ‘data ecosystem architect’.  This workshop provides a structure to help you make the transition.  We will explore practical steps for modernizing your analytic architecture by leveraging emerging technologies and employing data architecture patterns for acquisition, integration and access.  Best practices will be discussed for architecting the next generation analytic ecosystem by implementing data lakes and data products, as well as integrating heterogeneous data components, such as relational databases, NoSQL databases and open-source Hadoop.  You will leave the session not only better educated on analytic architecture key themes and concepts, but armed with a practical approach for modernizing the analytic architecture in your own organization.

For over two decades, Eddie has been helping large organizations gain sustainable competitive advantage with data.  He has worked in both leadership and individual contributor roles, specializing in enterprise data management programs and information architecture.  Eddie joined Teradata in 2008 and has since conducted numerous engagements with some of the most recognized companies in the world, including Wells Fargo, Verizon, T-Mobile and Coca-Cola, helping to set direction for data management.  Prior to joining Teradata, Eddie was an Information Architect at CheckFree Corporation, the largest provider of e-billing and electronic bill payment in the US.  Previously, Eddie held similar positions at Macys Systems & Technology and Inacom Corporation.  Eddie is a founding member of the Georgia chapter of Data Management International (DAMA) and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

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