Why we’re excited about Structure:Data — Mapping Sessions

Spring is right around the corner, which means that the GigaOM conference season is about to kick into high gear. As usual, we’ll be starting off with Structure:Data, our two-day event about big data, data science, and data insights. Join us in New York on March 20 and 21 as we highlight some of the best ideas and most innovative thinkers in the big data space. GigaOM Pro subscribers receive preferred pricing (25 percent off) on conference registration. Click here to buy tickets now.

Structure:Data will take place in New York City on March 20-21, 2013.

New York City: March 20–21, 2013

In addition to the impressive speaker lineup, we’ll also be hosting our next installment of our signature Mapping Sessions series at Structure:Data. As a GigaOM Pro subscriber, you receive priority access to these small, interactive programs, led by a team of GigaOM Research analysts. In each session, we aim to tap the collective wisdom of our analysts and other thought leaders in the market sector we are researching, to identify the most disruptive trends and their relative importance in shaping a market or industry over the next 12 to 24 months. We hope you’ll join us for one or both sessions, but please RSVP soon; each Mapping Session is limited to 40 participants.
1. Mapping Session: cloud databases
Wednesday, March 20 (1:50 p.m.–2:50 p.m.)
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
David Linthicum, GigaOM Research analyst
Andrew Brust, GigaOM Research analyst
The cloud database-as-a-service market has exploded with new entrants as well as offerings from the industry giants. This session will explore different options and use cases, how the market is segmenting, and who will be around five years from now. The discussion will also examine the growth of cloud databases versus new on-premise database products.
Click here to learn more and RSVP for this session.
2. Mapping Session: data marketplaces
Thursday, March 21 (11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.)
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
Paul Miller, GigaOM Research analyst
Jo Maitland, GigaOM Research, research director
From information on U.S. census returns to the last pair of shoes you bought to the location of every Starbucks in Canada, the demand for data to support decision making is increasing. Fittingly, a category of companies known as data markets is emerging in this space to provide access to this data. This session will explore who the leading players are, the difference between the various services they offer, the business-model challenges of this category, and where this trend is headed.
Click here to learn more and RSVP for this session.