Gaining Insights from Semi-Structured Data with Bill Inmon


Gaining Insights from Semi-structured Data with Bill Inmon  

Duration: 60 Minutes

Join Bill Inmon, widely recognized as the father of the data warehouse, as he describes the rising importance of semi-structured data in today’s analytical applications. Bill will share real world examples of how organizations are using semi-structured data to drive superior business outcomes.   

We will also show how Actian Avalanche hybrid cloud data warehouse makes it easy to work with semi-structured data by natively ingesting JSON data and supporting it in a relational database  

What you will learn: 

  • The evolution of semi-structured data in driving real-time insights 
  • Best practices for using JSON data to enrich your analytics 
  • Live demo of the ingestion of semi-structured data from SpaceX into Avalanche hybrid cloud data warehouse 
  • Using UDFs to provide scoring for your machine learning model 

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Featured Speakers


Bill Inmon
Father of Data Warehousing

Bill is an American computer scientist, recognized by many as the father of the data warehouse. He has written 47 books on data warehousing, databases, and information technology management. In addition he has written more than 750 articles for trade journals such as Data Management Review, Byte, Datamation, ComputerWorld, and many others. Bill is the founder, president, and CTO of Inmon Data Systems.

Emma McGrattan

Emma McGrattan
SVP of Engineering at Actian

Emma leads research and development for Actian’s Hybrid Data Analytics Portfolio. A recognized authority in DBMS and Big Data technologies, Emma is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences. Emma has recently celebrated over 28 years in Ingres and Actian Engineering. Educated in Ireland, Emma holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Dublin City University.

About Actian

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, delivers data as a competitive advantage to thousands of organizations worldwide through the deployment of innovative, enterprise-class, hybrid data products, fully managed data warehouse cloud services, and IoT edge data management solutions.  Actian’s Avalanche Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse flagship offering, delivered on-premises and as a fully managed cloud service, features industry leading price-performance, scalability and connectivity. Thousands of forward-thinking organizations around the globe trust Actian to help them solve their toughest data challenges to transform how they run their businesses, today and in the future.

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