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Ep:23 - A Glimpse Under the Hood of Cloudera with Amr Awadallah

In episode 23 of the Big Data Beard podcast live from Strata Data San Jose, the team sits down with CTO and Founder of Cloudera, Amr Awadallah. Amr dives into some of the cool Cloudera announcements from the conferences ranging from cloud to machine learning. The team also discusses the latest trends and its impact on Cloudera's vision. A full list of show notes can be found at The AI Conference returns to New York, April 28–May 2. Early adopters...

Ep:22 - Why Tasting Whiskey is Like Data Analytics

In episode 22 of the Big Data Beard podcast, the team sat down with Anthony Dina, Director of Data Analytics Solutions at Dell EMC. Anthony recently release a blog describing the ways in which tasting whiskey is like data analytics. Clearly this required a deeper conversation, and perhaps a bit of sampling. A full list of show notes can be found at

Ep:21 - Big Data Makes Skiing More Awesome: Squaw Alpine Resort Talks with Big Data Beard

In Episode 21 of the Big Data Beard podcast, the team ditched the desks, grabbed our skis and jackets and headed out to Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows to ski and learn about how big data is impacting the ski industry. We learned from RJ & Tom how Squaw is disrupting the industry through their ski app and how the data is driving growth through enhancing the customer experience. A full list of show notes can be found at For a video of this...

Ep:20 - Software Composable Infrastructure with DriveScale

In this episode of the Big Data Beard Podcast, Cory Minton & Thomas Henson discuss software as infrsturcture with Tom Lyons and SK Vinod from DriveScale. Tom Lyon is Co-founder and Chief Scientist at DriveScale. Tom had a hand in the creation of iconic products and technologies like UCS, Nexus switching, IP switching in general, NFS and SPARC as employee number #8 Sun. SK Vinod is VP of Product management at DriveScale and has a diverse background in bringing emerging technologies to...

Ep:19 - Architectural Tenets of Deep Learning with Keith Manthey

In this episode, Cory Minton, Brett Roberts & Kyle Prins chat machine learning and deep learning with Keith Manthey. Keith is the Global CTO, Unstructured Data Solutions at Dell EMC. We'll about the differences in machine learning and deep learning, architectural tenets of deep learning. and different ML and DL libraries. We also chat about some great customer use cases for these new technologies, such as building movie trailers using artificial intelligence. Full show notes can be found...

Ep:18 - A Look at the Modern Data Architecture with Hortonworks CTO Scott Gnau

In Episode 18 of the Big Data Beard Podcast, Cory Minton and Brett Roberts talk with Scott Gnau, CTO of Hortonworks and they learn why Hadoop is absolutely not dead. Scott shares his top trends in Big Data that shaped 2017, what a modern data architecture means in 2018, and why San Diego is a pretty ok place to call home as long as you don't like the NFL. A full list of show notes can be found at

Ep:17 - Hindsight and Insights with Speaking In Tech

In this special episode of the Big Data Beard podcast, the popular Speaking in Tech team join Cory Minton, Kyle Prins & Rob Hout to kick off the year by giving their 2018 technology predictions. Nothing is off limits as the team discusses what 2018 has in store for AI, Machine Learning, Cloud, Containers and more. A full list of show notes can be found at

Ep:16 - Everyone is a Unicorn with Data Robot

In episode 16 of the Big Data Beard Podcast Cory Minton, Kyle Prins,Thomas Henson talk with Dr. Greg Michaelson, VP at Data Robot about all things machine learning. Machine learning was one of the top trends in 2017 and 2018 looks to be no different but with the shortage of data scientists organizations are limited to what they can do. Greg and the team explore Data Robot and how their platform allows organizations to expand their machine learning capabilities through the democratization...

Ep:15 - Hadoop Community Updates with Alan Gates from Hortonworks

Join the Big Data Beard Podcast in episode 15 where have special guest Alan Gates from Hortonworks. In this week's episode we explore where the Hadoop community is headed in 2018 and what's new with Apache Hive. We also take time to dive into Alan's background at working with Hadoop, Hive, and Pig in the early days at Yahoo. A full list of show-notes can be found at


Ep:14 - Data… Are We Using It Ethically and Are We Securing It Appropriately?

In episode 14 of the Big Data Beard Podcast Erin Banks, Brett Roberts, and Rob Hout talk with special guest Carey James, VP of Alliances at BlueTalon about all things data security. Whether it is companies using the data for good or bad, we discuss the ethical implications of data and it’s use in analytics. We will also review how countries are dealing with data privacy issues through regulations like the EU, implementing General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Does it really have an...


Ep:13 - A Lesson in Data Monetization from the Dean of Big Data

In episode 13 of the Big Data Beard Podcast Thomas and Cory talk with special guest Bill Schmarzo, the “Dean of Big Data” about the organization challenges and opportunities in monetizing data assets. Bill is the author of Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business and Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science, is responsible for setting strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings for Dell EMC’s Big Data Practice. As a CTO within Dell EMC’s 2,000+...


Ep:12 - Banks Shots

In episode 12 of the Big Data Beard Podcast Brett Roberts and Kyle Prins talk with special guest and Big Data Beard member Erin "Big Data" Banks about her passions with data analytics and how data analytics are impacting all aspects of life, from the sports we watch to the food we eat. In this special episode, Erin is literally putting her money where her mouth is and for every curse word that she says on the podcast, she is donating $10 to the Road Recovery Organization. A full list...


Ep:11 - Containerizing Big Data with BlueData

In episode 11 of the Big Data Beard Podcast Cory Minton, Rob Hout and Thomas Henson talk with special guest Anant Chintamaneni about BlueData's unique approach to making Big Data technologies easier to deploy, manage and orchestrate using containers and some other really cool innovations. Tune in to see what crumbs of knowledge got trapped in their beards. A full list of show notes can be found at


Ep:10 - Splunk is a car show...

In episode 10 of the Big Data Beard Podcast Cory Minton, Rob Hout, and Alex Rodriguez talk with special guest Simeon Yep about Splunk .Conf culture, benefits of the Dell EMC partnership, and our collective passion for racing. Tune in to see what insights they found. A full list of show notes can be found at


Ep:09 - Walk Through Data with Virtual Reality

In episode 09 of the Big Data Beard Podcast Cory Minton, Rob Hout, & Kyle Prins chat with special guest Andre Putsch about a special project he and his company, Otto, did around visualizing Splunk data in virtual reality. The team then explores virtual reality use cases with Splunk and the art of the possible for the future of visualizing data. A full list of show notes can be found at


Ep:08 - How Happy is .Conf?

In episode 08 of the Big Data Beard Podcast Cory Minton, Rob Hout, & Keith Quebodeaux chat with special guest David Fearne about using fitness trackers to find out how happy people are. From London to .Conf, David has been measuring happiness across the world for years. Listen to stories around election analytics, burning the haystack for your data, ETL vs ELT, and more. Show notes can be found at


Ep:07 - Using Splunk To Find Love

In episode 07 of the Big Data Beard Podcast we are recording on the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton and Brett Roberts chat with Splunk’s Kelly Kitagawa and Keegan Dubbs about their quest to find love, but to use Splunk to make the process of modern dating more successful with better data analytics driven decisions. Join a delightful conversation with two incredibly bright women in tech that marry big data goodness with the real world use cases powered...


Ep:06 - Miles Davis’s Electric Period

In episode 06 of the Big Data Beard Podcast we are recording on the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton, Rob Hout and Kyle Prins chat with Splunk’s Jon Rooney about the history of IT monitoring and how the innovations around IT Service Intelligence using Machine Learning powers a brave new world of capabilities for computers doing computer stuff to make our lives better. Tune in to hear where Rubik’s cube hustlers are raised, how Splunk has partnered with...


Ep:05 - The End of Meh-Trics

In episode 05 of the Big Data Beard Podcast we are recording on the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton, Kyle Prins, & Rob Hout chat with Bill Emmett, Splunk’s Director of Solutions Marketing, about the announcements from day one of .Conf 2017, enhancements in Splunk 7.0, the end of meh-trics. A full list of show notes can be found at


Ep:04 - From Budweiser to Big Data

In episode 04 of the Big Data Beard Podcast we hear Cory Minton, Thomas Henson, Kyle Prins and Rob Hout discuss IoT fails, big data certifications, and other hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than THE Rob Hout. Show notes can be found at


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