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On Monday we had a great webinar on how to avoid Big Data chaos by Vijay Vijayasankar. If you did not get a chance to join Vijay be sure to check out the recording as Vijay makes the complex topic of Big Dat easy to understand and gives practical examples on the value of using Big Data.

Today we will have another informative topic presented by David Dichmann and Laurie Barker that will help you understand how to understand your current architecture and prepare it for successfully implementing your Big Data projects. David is a Product Manager with the SAP HANA team, specializing in architecture modeling tools.  He manages the technical innovation for modeling and metadata management lines of products including the technical vision and direction of SAP Sybase PowerDesigner, a market leading solution for information and enterprise architecture.  David has over 24 years industry experience in both technical and business roles, working with small, start-up, and established businesses.  David has been published in industry magazines and is a regular speaker at industry events. Laurie  is the Product Marketing Manager for SAP PowerDesigner, as well as a member of the Real-time Data Platform team.  Laurie is a seasoned marketing professional with over 25 years experience marketing for high-tech companies.

Title: Big Data webinar - Strategies for implementing your Big Data using an Architecture Approach


Dealing with Big Data?  Gaining an understanding of your current architecture will allow you to strategize, plan and implement Big Data into your infrastructure. Prepare for business transformation by understanding current state and modeling future state.  During this webcast, SAP PowerDesigner Product Manager will demonstrate how using an architectural approach to Big Data will allow you to plan and integrate with existing systems to make the most of this leading technology.  SAP PowerDesigner, a leader in Gartner’s 2013 Enterprise Architecture Magic Quadrant is helping SAP customers worldwide with transformative technologies like in-memory database, real-time data movement and Big Data.

Date: 20 November 2013 5 pm CET 8 am PST

How to join: Download the calendar invite

That’s a wrap for the year

As my work for the year draws to a close (YES I will be on Vacation in December) I would like say: Thank you to all the presenters, SAP experts as well as SAP Mentors, who enthusiastically supported the Big Data webinar initiative by sharing their knowledge and providing a wealth of usable and practical information related to Big Data. YOU are the best!  If Big Data is a topic that interests you then be sure to check out the document that I maintain as the single source of the on-demand Big Data webinars that are available. No matter what your level of interest I am sure that you will love the series as much as I had in bringing the Big Data webinar series to the community

I am working on an exciting topic for the New Year and hopefully I can share the scope and get you to help me make it a roaring success. Till then that me @rukso signing out  :smile: