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Fifth Annual Government Big Data Forum

Original Event Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thank you for your interest in our Fifth Annual Government Big Data Forum held Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC presented by Carahsoft and the HumanGeo Group. Attendees heard from government executives and seasoned Big Data experts to discuss best practices, challenges, and solutions around analytics and cybersecurity as they relate to Big Data.

The event featured keynotes from:

COL Nichoel E. Brooks COL Nichoel E. Brooks
NGIC Commander
US Army
Tom Finan Tom Finan
Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel
Chris Rasmussen Chris Rasmussen
Lead for Public Open Source Software Development

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Tidewater Big Data Event Recap

Thank you for your interest in our Tidewater Big Data Forum that was held Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News, VA. Presented by Carahsoft and Cloudera, this interactive event brought together leaders from industry, government, and academia to discuss Big Data.

Through demonstrations, presentations, and lightning talks, attendees learned the essentials for Apache Hadoop, the role of the enterprise data hub (EDH), and how to get started on the Big Data journey, as well as real-world case studies from experts and practitioners from a variety of sectors.

Couldn't make the live event? Click here for access to the on-demand recording of the entire event!

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Big Data Solutions for Government

The Big Data portfolio at Carahsoft includes industry-leading and emerging technology solutions to enable government agencies to derive more value from the increasingly massive and complex amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze.

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Big Data Must Become a First Class Citizen in the Enterprise
The most direct path to making Big Data -- and Hadoop -- a first-class citizen will be through an "embrace and extend" approach that not only maps to existing skill sets, data center policies and practices, and business use cases, but also extends them.

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MarkLogic for Government
A decade and a half into the 21st century, it's time government agencies moved on past their 20th century database technology. Durable as it's been, the relational DBMS-plus-Structured Query Language (SQL) applications simply aren't up to today's requirements. You need something radically different.

A growing number of federal agencies are evaluating a whole new class of databases that don't rely solely on SQL, yet can act relationally if required. Learn why the product they choose most often for mission-critical operations is MarkLogic.

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Pursue Mission Critical Targets with Savanna
During this webcast a joint Special Operations Analyst that pursued high value targets on the front lines in Iraq demonstrated Savanna's ease of use for the analyst when pursuing mission critical targets around the world, in this case, Somali pirates.

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Big Data Converges with Government IT Video and Infographic

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CarahTalk: Big Data Podcast

Robert Moore, Carahsoft's VP of Data Storage Solutions, interviews Audie Hittle, EMC's Isilon Federal CTO, on how big data is changing the government landscape and EMC's role in the equation.

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