January 2019: Benefits and Challenges of Migrating to the Cloud

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Presented by Joshua Skarphol

Consulting Manager, Snowflake Computing

Moving is difficult, so why bother? In this talk Joshua Skarphol will discuss the benefits of moving your data to the cloud, moving the discussion beyond the hype, and examining the security, scalability, and performance gains that cloud adoption offers. He’ll also dig into some of the common challenges and pitfalls you can expect when embarking on this journey.

In this interactive session, Joshua will discuss:

  • The challenges of migrating to a cloud solution, including overcoming the inertia of the way things are
  • Data processing impacts of moving to the cloud, including coexistence with on-premises tools and the development impacts of moving to the cloud
  • The benefits of seeing it through, including enabling business transformation and better data access

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January 2018: Hybrid Cloud Data Architecture

Presented by Parth Patel

Big Data Solutions Engineer, Zaloni

As hybrid clouds become more prevalent, IT organizations struggle to deal with moving and managing data. While computation and applications can be outsourced, once data is generated, IT is on the hook to control it as long as it exists. Data governance and data security are particularly difficult to address in hybrid environments. Parth Patel will discuss the importance of creating a standardized data fabric with a common data management platform that can tier access, providing hierarchical data lifecycle management for data lakes. They will discuss “in production” use cases of this tiered data lake approach for Hybrid “Ground to Cloud” environments across multiple industries. Topics during this session include: · Data governance · Data security · Metadata management · Hybrid “Cloud to Ground” architectures

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