Episode 89: What is the Big Deal about Big Data?

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Summary: In this episode, Woody sits down with Andrew Brust to discuss another “big” technology for developers and IT professionals: Big Data. Woody and Andrew talk about what Big Data is, who is using it, what tools are available and finally how we has technologists can use this for our products and services. Thanks to our guest this episode Andrew J. Brust is Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights and writes a blog for ZDNet called "Big on Data". Blue Badge Insights provides strategy and advisory services to Microsoft customers and partners. The company derives from Andrew's background in application software development dating back to 1985, and his industry expertise in Microsoft technologies like .NET, SQL Server and Analysis Services. Andrew is co-author of "Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012" (Microsoft Press, 2012), an advisor to the NYTECH, the New York Technology Council, serves as Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, conference chair of Visual Studio Live!, and writes Visual Studio Magazine's "Redmond Review" column. Andrew can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/andrewbrust Andrew’s blog can be found at http://blogs.zdnet.com/big-data Show Notes ZDNet: Big Data: Defining its Definition Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Big Data Apache Hadoop Apache Hadoop-based Services for Windows Azure Download Show