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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

An Interview With The 2014 Turing Award Winner: Dr. Michael Stonebraker

A Serial DBMS Entrepreneur Looks At Big Data

July 21, 2015

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) honors individuals for "major contributions of lasting importance to computing" with its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes referred to as "the Nobel Prize of computing." Forrester caught up with the 2014 winner, Dr. Michael Stonebraker, at our Cambridge, Massachusetts, office and interviewed him about the data and innovation issues confronting today's enterprises. Stonebraker provides the perspective of a database guru equally at home in the higher reaches of academic pursuit and in the pragmatic concerns of real-world technology adoption.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. What is the role of the Hadoop stack in managing big data in the enterprise?
  • 2. Is there value in the data hub/data lake architecture versus the traditional data warehouse?
  • 3. How important is the emerging role of data scientist to the enterprise?
  • 4. In this world of regular digital disruptions, staying innovative is a key organizational capability. How can mainstream enterprises keep disruption from negatively affecting their businesses?
  • 5. How will changing uses for analytics determine modern data architecture?
  • 6. The big data market is quickly evolving and changing. We've talked about areas such as Hadoop, data delivery, databases, and analytics. What are your predictions?

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