Bytes by MSDN: Lynn Langit and Dave Nielsen discuss "Big Data" in the Cloud
- Posted: Apr 18, 2011 at 4:06PM
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What is “big data?” Lynn Langit and Dave Nielsen offer a few examples of big data, and how data scientists are using the Cloud to manage massive amounts of data. Using SQL Azure (which is just SQL Server hosted on the Azure infrastructure) as an example, Lynn describes why customers are using a combination of NO SQL Windows Azure tables and SQL Azure relational tables. Tune in to the end, of this short video, to receive instructions on how to access your free 30-day pass to a Windows Azure account.
What inspires someone from Fargo, North Dakota to dream of becoming a United Nations translator? Love of words, of course. A self-described language geek, Lynn is fascinated by languages and semantics. She understands that life rarely travels in a straight line, and her own career reflects this winding path. Lynn moved from a degree in linguistics to become a business executive, and then launched her own software development, training and consulting company. She's done production work with all versions of .NET, BizTalk, K2.Net, SharePoint, SQL Server, Analysis Services, InfoPath, MOM, and Active Directory, and holds an array of certifications, including MCT, MCSD, MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA and MSF. Lynn is also the author of Foundations of SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence from Apress. She gets her biggest on-the-job buzz from developing architecture - translating business needs into technical solutions that provide real value and opportunities. In her spare time, Lynn gives back to the community by supporting children's education. Her current projects include work with the Mona Foundation (Redmond, Washington) and SmartCare (Lusaka, Zambia).
Dave is the co-founder of CloudCamp, and principal consultant at Platform D, a developer programs consulting company. With over 8 years of developer marketing experience, Dave helps companies such as PayPal, Wetpaint, Nirvanix, Strikeiron create and run their own developer programs. Prior to Platform D, Dave was PayPal's first Technical Evangelist and went on to grow the PayPal Developer Network to over 350,000 developers. Dave gained modest notoriety when he proposed to his wife in his book PayPal Hacks. Dave is also the co-creator of the CloudCamp, a grassroots community for sharing of information about Cloud Computing. You can follow Dave on Twitter or through his blog.