This year, Big Data is really big at the IOD Conference in Las Vegas. It is a subject of the keynotes, press releases and there are lots of breakout sessions on the topic. For a few sessions that were over capacity a repeat was scheduled. Here is one I plan to go to today and if you are at all interested in Big Data and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights (IBM’s enterprise ready implementation of Apache Hadoop) I highly recommend the session:

Session: IIM-3614B IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Product Deep Dive – Hadoop and Whole Lot More
Time: Wed, 26/Oct, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Mandalay Bay North Convention Center – South Pacific I

Bobbie Cochrane and I presented IIM-2616 An Agile Cloud for Analyzing Big Data on Monday. We got great feedback. We don’t have a repeat session but we will make the charts available for download after the conference.

I am also presenting today (Wednesday) 4:30-5:45 3093A Put your IBM DB2 on the Cloud … any Cloud. It will be in Islander I – Mandalay Bay North Convention Center. Hope to see you there.

If you are not at the IOD, remember is a place where you get free education. You can learn and do hands on exercises from anywhere in the world and you can do it on your own schedule. Did I mention it is free?