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Date: Thursday, Oct 18 2012


As the demand for analyzing data sets of increasing variety and scale continues to explode, the software options for performing this analysis are beginning to proliferate. On one hand, traditional relational-database technology has been extended so that database systems can approach large-scale deployments. At the same time the open-source Hadoop framework is becoming increasingly popular. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, but which will come out on top?


Derrick Harris - Senior Writer, GigaOM


Dr. Amr Awadallah - Founder and CTO, Cloudera
Barry Morris - Founder and CEO, NuoDB