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Video: Syncsort CEO and CTO on Riding the Big Data Wave

Two members of Syncsort’s leadership team, CEO Josh Rogers and CTO Tendü Yoğurtçu appeared on SiliconANGLE TV’s theCUBE during Big Data NYC 2017 last week. Each discussed different aspects of Big Data challenges and how Syncsort is helping organizations to ride the Big Data Wave to meet key business objectives and stay competitive.

Key to Big Data Success

During his interview with Tendü Yoğurtçu, theCUBE host John Furrier quoted VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, who said in 2011, “If you are not out in front of that next Wave, you are driftwood.” John went on to say that that the key to being successful is to ride the waves and the big waves are coming in now with technologies like artificial intelligence and the scale of Big Data. He noted that Syncsort keeps adding capabilities to help customers do just that.

Josh and Tendu addressed different aspects of how Syncsort is meeting this challenge by helping make enterprise-wide data available for next generation analytics. Josh talked about Syncsort’s Big Iron to Big Data strategy and Tendu focused on what Syncsort is doing to so companies can trust data as it pours into data lakes from diverse enterprise sources.

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More on the Big Iron to Big Data Challenge

Earlier in the week, Josh touched on the challenges customers are facing in accessing data from key legacy systems like mainframe in his appearance on theCUBE at Splunk .conf in Washington. At Big Data NYC, he gave additional detail about the requirements driving the Big Iron to Big Data market, and why Syncsort is a leader in the space.

Josh pointed out that large enterprises are investing heavily in next generation analytics technologies, including Hadoop and Spark, rapidly adopting new infrastructures to drive deeper analytics to answer bigger questions. He discussed how there are technology and cultural challenges in integrating new architectures with the legacy systems powering key applications and producing critical data, and why Syncsort has the competitive advantage in helping solve these challenges.

Syncsort CEO Josh Rogers appears on theCUBE during Big Data NYC 2017

More on Syncsort’s Acquisition and Partner Strategy

Josh points out that Syncsort’s overall Strategy is to identify specific use cases that are common and challenging for our customers and through organic development and acquisitions, deliver highly differentiated solutions to handle them. He also talks about how Syncsort partners closely with the emerging platform vendors in the Big Data space like Cloudera, Hortonworks, Splunk, Collibra and ASG, including real engineering work to integrate and add value to these platforms.

Riding the Big Data Lake

During her interview, Syncsort CTO, Tendü Yoğurtçu, PhD also talked about the value Syncsort brings to enterprises that are looking to bridge the gap between legacy platforms and modern data architectures. She focused on a key use case that has developed as organizations progress with modern data architectures and building next gen analytics platforms. “For the last couple of years, we’ve seen a trend to create Data Lakes for data as a service, enabling bigger insights from the data.”

Syncsort CTO Tendü Yoğurtçu appears on theCUBE during Big Data NYC 2017

Tendu continued that with large volumes of data coming into the data lake from diverse sources in many different formats across the global enterprise, every IT organization is looking to have trusted data in their data lake so it doesn’t become a data swamp. They need to access and integrate quality data in a trusted manner, whether on premise or in the cloud. Tendu revealed that Syncsort has just announced a solution, Trillium Quality for Big Data capability.

For more Big Data news and trends, be sure to check out our Strata Data Conference recap: Truth and Consequences: Strata NYC Focuses on Promise and Potential Pitfalls of AI and Machine Learning


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