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Welcome to The Big Data Beard podcast, where we explore the trends, technology, and talented people making Big Data a big deal.

    Data Makes Us Faster: Apex Pro Digital Driving Coach

    Data Makes Us Faster: Apex Pro Digital Driving Coach

    You’ve heard Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton) talk about his love of cars a lot on the Big Data Beard podcast, and in this episode he is joined by two fellow automotive enthusiasts, Andrew Raines (https://instagram.com/andrew_rains_44?igshid=1xmsrtbkl2qv1) and Austin Gurley, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-gurley-1b966642/) who founded Apex Pro (https://apextrackcoach.com/).  Building on their experiences in FSAE (https://www.sae.org/attend/student-events) while attending Auburn University, these two used their unique combination of skills….Austin as a talented engineer and Andrew as an professional racing driver, to create a device that would give drivers like Cory real-time feedback on the track about the performance capabilities of their vehicle.  Listen in to hear how this start-up in Birmingham has transformed data acquisition for drivers to real-time feedback powered by IoT and machine learning.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end as Andrew shares his top tips for amateurs to improve their performance based on not only his experience, but the massive amounts of data they now have in hand.

    If you are interested in getting one of these awesome devices yourself, head over to https://apextrackcoach.com/shop/ (https://apextrackcoach.com/shop/).


    Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/291731793).

    Streaming Storage Reimagined

    Streaming Storage Reimagined

    The Big Data Beard Podcast is back!  To kick off our first episode of season 6, Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton) sits down with Amy Tenanes (https://twitter.com/AmyTenanes), Product Marketing Manager at Dell Technologies and Flavio Junquiera (https://twitter.com/fpjunqueira), Senior Distinguished Engineer at Dell Technologies to talk about all things streaming.  In today's modern analytics world, streaming data is critical component that allows organizations to get the real-time insights to drive business decisions.  Streams however provide challenges to traditional analytics platforms.  Amy and Flavio dive into these challenges and introduce Pravega (http://pravega.io/), an Apache open-source project that provides a new storage abstraction for continuous and unbounded data.  The team discusses how Pravega solves unique challenges, how it compares to other open-source projects and how organizations are using Pravega today.  Amy and Flavio also share how Dell Technologies (https://www.delltechnologies.com/en-us/index.htm) has incorporated Pravega into Dell's Streaming Data Platform (http://delltechnologies.com/StreamingDataPlatform), a new solution designed specifically to help organization easily and quickly get value out of their data streams.
    Want to enter for a chance to win a free copy of Streaming Systems (http://streamingsystems.net/) by Tyler Akidau?  Click here (http://pravega.io/) to get your hands on Pravega and check it out for yourself.  To enter for a chance to win, tweet your experience with Pravega to @PravegaIO (https://twitter.com/PravegaIO)!

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    The past, present, and future of the Big Data Beard

    The past, present, and future of the Big Data Beard

    2019 has been a wild ride for the Big Data Beard podcast with a ton of great shows, all culminating in Season 5 and the epic Road Trip to Splunk .conf.  During this episode, the team shares stories from the road, hard lessons learned in building the IOT RV and discuss the key takeaways from all of the incredible conversations we had in 2019.  And with the holidays just around the corner, we talk about the tinkering we have planned for the holiday season and why Erin is considering crafting a raft to cross the Caribbean.


    This will be the last episode of Season 5 of the podcast and the last one for 2019...but this is not the end.  While we are going to have some changes to publishing schedules in 2020, we want your feedback on what you want to hear from the Big Data Beard podcast.  Comment below or on Twitter and guide us on our search in 2020 for the most interesting and inspiring use cases of AI and Big Data changing our world!

    Moving Data from Legacy to Next-Gen Platforms with Syncsort

    Moving Data from Legacy to Next-Gen Platforms with Syncsort

    This week's podcast, we meet with Dave Normandeau, VP Global Technology Alliances and Business Development from Syncsort (https://www.syncsort.com/en/home). And Dave Hodgson, Chief Product Officer, from Syncsort. We review their 51 year old business and how they built the company around innovative data management products. Syncsort are specialists in moving data from the legacy platforms, like mainframes, to all the next gen platforms, like Splunk. We discuss use cases, the data types, and their Ironstream (https://www.syncsort.com/en/resource-center/data-integration/solutionsheets/ironstream) product which is available in a free and paid version.

    Signalfx and Other Splunk Aquisitions with Rick Fitz

    Signalfx and Other Splunk Aquisitions with Rick Fitz

    We're at Splunk's .conf 19 (https://conf.splunk.com) with SVP & GM Rick Fitz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-fitz-7b32461/). Rick climbs in the #IoTRV with Cory Minton (https://www.twitter.com/cory_minton) as they discuss Rick's history around campervans and IT software tools. We also hear about Splunk's recent acquisitions of SignalFX (https://www.signalfx.com/) among other new logos to join the family. Rick shares what exactly goes into acquiring a company (hint: its not just the tech) and how AI plays a role in the new announcements from Splunk!

    Big Announcements Coming From .conf: A talk with Chief Product Officer Sendur Sellakumar

    Big Announcements Coming From .conf: A talk with Chief Product Officer Sendur Sellakumar

    Recorded at Splunk (http://www.splunk.com/)’s .conf 2019, Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) sits down with Sendur Sellakumar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sendursellakumar), Chief Product Officer at Splunk to dive into all the great product announcements unveiled at the 10th annual .conf (https://conf.splunk.com/).  Every year, Splunk releases multitudes of features into Splunk Enterprise to provide customers with a best in class product but Sendur talks about how this year, Splunk has gone above and beyond the stack that is Splunk Enterprise.  Cory and Sendur unpack some of the major announcements such as Data Fabric Search (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/software/enterprise-data-search-and-analysis.html), Data Stream Processor (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/software/stream-processing.html) and Splunk Enterprise 8.0 (https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.0/ReleaseNotes/MeetSplunk) and get insights into how Splunk is evolving to enable Data to Everything.

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