At last week's Gartner Catalyst Conference in San Diego, CA, technology experts and analysts gathered to predict future IT trends. Top of mind were topics centered around how mobility, cloud computing and big data are connecting people, data machines and devices in unprecedented numbers like never before. Experts discussed topics ranging from how technology is transforming business tools to the very medium in which business is being conducted and capitalized.
One of the tech experts attending was our very own Brent Compton, Red Hat's Director of Storage and Big Data Ecosystems, who participated in a panel discussion tasked with tackling the problem of unstructured data growth. The panel session, "Managing, Storing and Safeguarding Unstructured Data in a Cloudy Regulated World" was moderated by eWeek Editor, Chris Priemesberger, and also included ownCloud Product VP Matt Richards, CyberUnited CEO, Darin Andersen, and TERADATA Cloud Strategy Director, Mark Clark.
Each panel member shared use cases reflecting customers' choice of placing their unstructured data in the cloud or on-premises. Brent spoke of Acquia, a large web hosting company, who has over a petabyte of unstructured web content on GlusterFS in the AWS cloud. He also spoke of a major automotive company which uses Red Hat Storage for analytics on data generated by automobile sensors in an Internet-of-Things example.'