This past week I have had the pleasure of starting my new role building out Field Operations at WibiData and getting introduced to the incredible capabilities being engineered here. In particular I have seen the enormous potential for creating better experiences through a people-centric approach to big data applications. For the past three years I have been able to work with the tremendously talented team at Cloudera to bring Apache Hadoop to the enterprise and create The Platform for Big Data. In my responsibilities building and leading various field teams at Cloudera I was involved first-hand in helping Cloudera's customers launch successful Hadoop deployments. In particular, the most exciting deployments were with customers building Big Data applications, using data to drive their business. By combining their data sets in Hadoop and integrating them directly with front line business applications, these customers were able to realize truly transformative change in their business.
Those following the Big Data space have heard Cloudera expounding on the need for Big Data applications. In March, Mike Olson made an open call for new applications built on Hadoop at Structure. This past Monday Mike echoed the Cowen Group report’s conclusions that there is a need for Big Data applications. Having overseen hundreds of deployments up close while at Cloudera I wholeheartedly agree, and talking to the folks at WibiData it was clear that they knew this as well.
The team at WibiData is a dynamic mix of Hadoop engineers, data scientists, analytics experts and application developers. We’re focusing on creating people-centric Big Data applications and the frameworks required to support them for a cross section of industries, from retail and finance to healthcare and government. We believe that there is a tremendous opportunity to use data and create a world that is centered on people rather than rigid process. You will be seeing some exciting developments from the team in the near future as we begin to share our creations more widely. I’m honored to have this opportunity and to continue working closely with Cloudera and the rest of the Apache Hadoop community. Keep tracking us here at http://www.wibidata.com/blog and on Twitter to see what’s coming.