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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.
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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!
This week's podcast, we meet with Dave Normandeau, VP Global Technology Alliances and Business Development from Syncsort. 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 product which is available in a free and paid version.
We're at Splunk's .conf 19 with SVP & GM Rick Fitz. Rick climbs in the #IoTRV with Cory Minton as they discuss Rick's history around campervans and IT software tools. We also hear about Splunk's recent acquisitions of SignalFX 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!
Recorded at Splunk’s .conf 2019, Cory sits down with Sendur Sellakumar, Chief Product Officer at Splunk to dive into all the great product announcements unveiled at the 10th annual .conf.  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, Data Stream Processor and Splunk Enterprise 8.0 and get insights into how Splunk is evolving to enable Data to Everything.
Splunk .conf is one of our favorite weeks of the year.  After a 14 day #RoadTrip2conf we couldn't think of a better way to start our .conf19 then to sit down with Splunk CEO Doug Merritt.  Cory and Doug discuss Splunk's vision around Data to Everything, Splunk4Good, the Splunk community and much more.
Passing through Colorado on our Road Trip 2 .conf19, we caught up with Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate for Splunk in the final podcast before Splunk .conf19. Tune in to hear Andi share innovative stories from his work in DevOps and how organizations use the powerful Splunk platform to mine valuable insights from all the emerging ops categories.  You'll get a preview of Andi's sessions at .conf19 and hear his passion for this exciting gathering of techies from around the world.Follow our entire adventure and all of our livestreams, podcasts, and live dashboards at https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/
On day 11 of the Road Trip 2 .conf, Cory and Brett sit down with Davitt Potter, Global Security Practice Lead and Frank Lyles, Splunk Sales Engineer to hear how Arrow is helping customers manage the complexities and ever the evolving landscape important areas like security and IoT.  At the beautiful Arrow HQ in Denver, Davitt and Frank talk about how Arrow's mission and strategy and the partner ecosystem they are leveraging to help their customers.  Cory and Brett hear about Arrow's partnership with Splunk and the way this partnership is helping customers.
Join us in Dallas, Texas when we catch up with Gregg Woodcock & Noah Woodcock to learn why and how they built Splunxter, their Splunk consulting practice during The Big Data Beard Road Trip to Splunk's .conf 2019! We also chat about Gregg's activity on Splunk Answers as well as the Dallas Splunk User Group he started. We also get a preview of Gregg's new venture, Siemplicity, and how it will utilize Splunk to simplify for SIEM. Be sure to checkout their 2018 .conf talk here.Find out more here: http://bit.ly/RT2C-E8aFollow our entire adventure and all of our livestreams, podcasts, and live dashboards at https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/
Dell.com is one of the most frequently visited eCommerce sites and is a major contributor to Dell Technologies revenue.  Where even minutes of downtime could cause millions in lost revenue, it's up to the Dell Technologies Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team to ensure continuous availability.On day 9 from our #RoadTrip2conf, Kyle and Brett sit down with the team charged with ensuring Dell.com is always up and running.  Scott Mosqueda, Sr. Director for SRE and Tanuj Arcot, Lead SRE Engineer talk about their responsibility to keep Dell.com up and running and how they turned to Splunk to help.  Scott and Tanuj go into how Splunk was introduced into the data center and the evolution of how it's been used.
On the 8th day of our Road Trip 2 .conf, we find ourselves at the Dell Technologies headquarters in Round Rock, TX.  Cory and Brett sit down with Dell's new Chief Digital Officer, Jen Felch to hear about Dell's vision for digital transformation.  In a organization where digital transformation is a never ending journey, Jen talks about the role that  people, process technology and culture play in driving Dell's strategy and next phases of digital transformation.
Join Cory and Kyle in Nashville, TN as we go under the Fez, into the mind of the Splunk Trust. We chat with Splunk Trust members Duane "DuckFez" Waddle and George Starcher, discussing the history of Splunk Trust, how Duane became "DuckFez", and what really goes into being able to wear the black fez. We also chat about the community surrounding Splunk Answers, icq, and the slack channel.
It's Day 4 of our #RoadTrip2conf!  In our journey so far, we have traveled across 9 states and have had some excellent conversations.  For the podcast today, Kevin Steeprow and Ramon Taylor join Cory and Kyle for round 2.  Kevin and Ramon provide a deeper look into the tools and technologies that customers are using to solve their analytics challenges and further their AI capabilities.
We are just outside Washington DC on day 2 of the #RoadTrip2Conf. Join us as Brett and Cory sit down with Navy veteran and Splunk's Public Sector Chief Technical Advisor, Juliana Vida. Juliana shares insights from her career as a naval officer turned technologist. She also provides advice for military personnel wanting to broaden their career in IT. Then we dive in on the power of data and how its helping transform experiences from higher education to military intelligence.
It's day 2 of our #RoadTrip2conf and today we are in Washington D.C meeting with Red River Technology.  In today's podcast Cory and Kyle sit down with Kevin Steeprow, VP of Design Engineering and Ramon Thomas, Design Engineering Manager.  Kevin and Ramon provide a glimpse into how Red River is helping customers make sense of their data and turn insights in actionable intelligence. 
Its finally here! The Big Data Beard team has started its epic Road Trip 2 .conf today.  I can think of no better way to kick off our Road Trip series of podcasts than with Splunk's very own Jeff Champagne.  In the first episode of season 5, Brett and Kyle sit down with Jeff and get his thoughts on how customers are deploying Splunk at scale, deployment trends and the evolution of SplunkNext.
Season four of the Big Data Beard podcast was 36 weeks of episodes following the trends, technology, and talented people making AI, IoT, and Big Data a big deal.  In season five, you're in for something different.This is going to be a very short, but crazy busy season of podcasts from the Big Data Beard.  Starting October 7th, you'll see a new podcast post every day, Monday to Friday until October 18th.  Then you'll see the podcasts we record during Splunk's .conf19 publish each Tuesday following the conference.  And don't forget to check out our YouTube channel for our daily "Breakfast With The Beards" during the Road Trip 2 .conf!You can follow along with all our progress on the Road Trip simply by going to www.BigDataBeard.com and click on Road Trip 2 .conf.Join us on this wild adventure as we uncover the incredible stories of Digital Transformation with Splunk and our sponsors, Dell Technologies, VMware, Red River Technologies, Arrow Electronics, and Converging Data!
Data processing today is based on a “Store then Analyze” architecture born in the big-data era.  Cory and Brett sit down with SWIM.AI CTO Simon Crosby to hear about their recently launched DataFabric software is changing how organizations can stream, analyze and store data.  Announced on September 18th,  DataFabric software lets businesses interconnect all data-generating assets and provides real-time data classification, reduction, analysis and prediction. Simon talks about how this technology allows for an Analyze, Act and then Store architecture rather than the traditional Store then Analyze architectures that are most common.  Simon also talks about SWIM.AI's partnership with Microsoft Azure and its integration into the Azure suite of Data Analytics and AI tools.
Decoupling compute from storage has been a growing trend in the enterprise as organizations turn towards a data driven business.  Cory and Erin sit down with Haoyuan (HY), Founder and CTO of Alluxio to talk about the importance in data orchestration and how Alluxio provides customers with the ability to bring data closer to the compute across clusters, regions, clouds and countries.  Created in the same lab as Spark and other widely known open-source technologies, HY talks about the inception of Alluxio and the challenges this data orchestration platform solves.  HY also gives his vision for the future of innovations and how Alluxio enables them most effectively.Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
There may be an art to business, but there is science in data science.  In this episode of the Big Data Beard podcast we talk with McKay Curtis, Senior Principal, Decision Science at The Walt Disney Company, about tackling the challenges of real world business with scientific experimentation.  Hear best practices on how his team works across this giant enterprise to power incredible experiences with data driven insights.This podcast was recorded at the Disney Data and Analytics Conference in Orlando, Florida.Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!Links:Changing Science of Machine LearningUncontrolled by Jim ManziStone Roses - Breaking into HeavenI Love You, Now Die
Disney is so much more than Mickey Mouse and the amount of data being created across this massive enterprise represents untold value.  Tapping that value in dark data in consistent way is exactly what our guest, Ken Sterling, and his Management Science and Integration team are doing inside Disney.  Learn how they've created a consulting practice inside the company and the lessons learned along the way.This podcast was recorded at the Disney Data and Analytics Conference in Orlando, Florida.Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
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