O’Reilly Strata 2012: The Year of the Data Scientist
We had the privilege this past week to be invited to be part of the 2012 O’Reilly Strata “Making Data Work” Conference. Some of our photos from the event are here. At the event, we were excited to have Tokutek described in front of the approximately 2,500 attendees during the keynote sessions.
Overall, the diversity of topics discussed at the conference was impressive, spanning databases, developer tools, data visualization techniques, customer stories, and business implications. The full agenda is here.
For those who missed it, here are some great resources:
- An overall summary of the event as written in Forbes
- Video interviews from Silicon Angle as well as O’Reilly
- Twitter coverage per #strataconf tag. For a neat Tweet word cloud map (using R), see here
We had a number of great conversations with participants at the show. Common themes and questions we received around MySQL focused on how to scale performance of MySQL, when to consider flash drives or more RAM, and considerations for keeping MySQL + TokuDB over going to NoSQL.
As part of the show, I also had the chance to talk with O’Reilly’s Mac Slocum about Tokutek.
With all the interest in Big Data, Tim O’Reilly summed up the conference well, saying “data science is the new black”. 2012 is clearly the year of the data scientist – and we have the database that will make him or her successful.