Comparing Data Platforms and Creating a Modern Data Architecture - Finding the Right Platform for Your Workloads
  William McKnight   William McKnight
McKnight Consulting Group


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
08:30 AM - 09:20 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

We must grow the data capabilities of our organizations to fully deal with the many and varied forms of data and stay ahead of the business need. This cannot be accomplished without an intense focus on the growing technical bases that can be used to store, view, and manage data.  There are many now, more than ever, that have merit in organizations.

Consider the non-mutually exclusive data warehouse ecosystem, analytical marts, open source databases, in-memory databases, graph databases, GPU databases, columnar databases, cloud databases, multidimensional databases, stream processing, master data management, the vaunted data lake, Hadoop analytical workloads, operational databases, NoSQL, NewSQL, etc.

This keynote will sort out some of the valuable data stores, what workloads they are good for, and how to build the data foundation for a modern competitive enterprise.


  • Data Platform Review
  • Building the Data Foundation While Building Business Value

William McKnight takes corporate information and turns it into a bottom-line producing asset. He’s worked with major companies worldwide – 15 of the Global 2000 – and many others. McKnight Consulting Group focuses on delivering business value and solving business problems utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in information management. His teams have won several best practice competitions for their implementations. He has been helping companies adopt big data solutions.