San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Friends — please consider coming out to our September technical talk. Cloud Computing has been a buzz word for the past decade or so! Dr. Winters presentation will help us understand the big data problem and the different cloud systems in the industry
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2012 (4th Monday of the month)
Social Hour: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Come and network with your colleagues for free
Presentation Starts at 7:00pm
Location: Brandman University, 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618
Cloud Computing and Big Data
You have a “big data” problem if standard servers cannot handle your data volume, the speed with which you accumulate data, or the diversity of your data's data types. The industry is responding to big data problems by introducing infrastructure of server farms, virtual machines, virtual storage, and even virtual networks. Applications are being ported to this environment with varying degrees of success and performance. This infrastructure is bundled into “cloud systems” that offer customers the use of these ported applications and virtual capabilities “on demand” via an hourly rental model. Big vendors such as Amazon and Microsoft are now offering proprietary clouds. Other vendors offer “private clouds” where a customer can use their own equipment locally or at a data center, and can use alternative cloud infrastructure. There are mixtures of these approaches, sometimes called “hybrid clouds” that provide a more complex, but more flexible system. This talk will analyze these offerings and will discuss how to use them to address big data problems.
Gayn B. Winters, Ph.D.
Ph.D. from MIT with considerable post-doctoral and academic work. Did foundational work using distributed workstations in the Financial Analysis industry. At Digital Equipment built the industry's first PC with integral Ethernet, won a Computerworld award for best micro/mainframe integration software (that became Digital's highest volume software product), promoted to Digital's corporate strategy board and to Corporate Consultant, corporate internationalization architect, oversaw multiple worldwide programs with many F1000 clients. Board of Directors for Unicode Inc. At Phoenix Technology as CTO, VP Engineering, and GM, ran worldwide engineering and program management for systems; clients were manufactures of PCs, boards, chips, and peripherals, PDAs, and laptops. Started Bristol Systems to do engineering and application development. Expert in high availability networking and security, embedded systems, GPS, and cloud computing. Currently working on Big Data problems for public and private clouds.