The hard won progress in data management and data warehousing has achieved success in providing decision support, reporting, and analytics for many organizations. However, advances in distributed data systems, Big Data, and low-cost commodity hardware platforms are making fundamental changes to the data warehousing landscape. Database architecture is rapidly changing to take advantage of these technology advances with fundamental changes to how we will build data warehouse solutions in the future.
What You Will Learn
This talk will briefly review the current state of the modern data warehouse and describe some of the future technologies such as flash memory, column-stores, in-memory computing grids, distributed job processing, and hybrid cloud architectures that are changing how we build business data solutions in the future.
Sean Bethune is currently a Data Architect at Providence Health Services and has over 12 years experience with databases and data warehousing, data management, and software development. Sean has developed and maintained enterprise applications on various database platforms including Sybase, Oracle, and MS-SQL Server as well as distributed data systems such as Cassandra, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch. In addition to data platforms, Sean has experience developing multi-tier applications using Java frameworks such as Spring, NHibernate as well as with Microsoft .NET using ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, and LINQ.
Sean has worked as an employee and consultant at organizations such as AT&T Wireless, Terabeam Networks, Washington Mutual, and Premera Blue Cross. He has also managed a business intelligence consulting practice delivering solutions for data warehousing, custom data integration, and reporting and analytics. From consulting, Sean transitioned to healthcare and implemented a clinical decision support system for Community Health Plan of Washington and is now working on a clinical quality metrics solution at Providence Health Services
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