In this video of his Fast Data London 2018 keynote, Dr. Stonebraker focuses on the current market for “Big Data” products, specifically those that deal with one or more of “the 3 V’s”. He suggests that the volume problem for business intelligence applications is pretty well solved by the data warehouse vendors; however upcoming “data science” tasks are poorly supported at present. On the other hand, he points out, there is rapid technological progress. In the velocity arena recent “new SQL” and stream processing products are doing a good job, but there are a few storm clouds on the horizon. The variety space has a collection of mature products, along with considerable innovation from startups.
Opportunities are discussed in this space, especially those enabled by possible disruption from new technology. Also discussed will be the pain levels Stonebraker observes in current enterprises, culminating in his presentation of “the 800 pound gorilla in the corner”.
Check out the video of his keynote address in its entirety!