On Dec 13, 2012 I attended a Big Data Cluster Roundtable: Big Data in Motion, organized byMassTLC: Mass Technology Leadership Council, @MassTLC.
MassTLC snazzy new logo conveyed speed and digital know-how. Sara Fraim@sarafraim introduced Big Data as one of MassTLC 9 clusters - others include Cloud, Digital Games, Energy, Healthcare, Mobile, Robotics, Sales & Marketing, and Software Development. One major MassTLC goal is to get synergy from cross-collaboration of people from different communities/clusters joining together.
The roundtable was led by Eric Alterman, Co-Founder and CEO, Flow and Eric Schnadig, CEO, Tervela.
About about 25 people assembled to look at Big Data in Motion, which can be described as Big Data in (almost) real-time, or structuring Big Data streams, or combining Big Data with Complex Event Processing. 'Real-time' for Big Data can be milliseconds or minutes, depending on the application.
Eric Schnadig said that Tervela is focusing on very high-speed connectivity, and is actively used on Wall street for high performance trading. He observed that 2012 is the peak of the Big Data hype cycle, and predicted that in 2013 the conversation will shift to the more defined segments. The focus of Tervela is Big Data in Motion, or dealing with Big Data I/O - how to move it?