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Raul Chong
Senior Big Data and Cloud Program Manager, IM Cloud Computing, IBM

Raul F. Chong is a senior big data and cloud program manager at the IBM Information Management Cloud Computing Center of Competence, based at the IBM Canada Laboratory in Toronto. He works as a technical evangelist, delivering presentations at educational institutions and conferences around the world showing the latest features of BigInsights, Streams, DB2, Data Studio, and related products, and how they work on the Cloud. He also blogs at ThoughtsonCloud.com.

Big Data University Surpasses 100,000 members!

October 28, 2013 | by Raul Chong, Senior Big Data and Cloud Program Manager, IM Cloud Computing, IBM
This past August, Big Data University (BDU) reached a milestone: 100,000 registered users! From its humble beginnings in early 2011, we continue to see rapid growth in the number of registrations. As of the time this blog post was written, we are now at 118,500 users. The chart below says it all!...

IBM Big Data Developer Days

October 2, 2012 | by Raul Chong, Senior Big Data and Cloud Program Manager, IM Cloud Computing, IBM
In June, close to 80 developers in the Silicon Valley area attended the free IBM Big Data Developer Day event. It was a great chance for developers to learn about the latest IBM technologies for addressing big data challenges. Not only did they gain valuable information from the sessions, but they...

Big Data is Bigger in China

September 17, 2012 | by Raul Chong, Senior Big Data and Cloud Program Manager, IM Cloud Computing, IBM
Everyone knows everything is bigger in China, and big data is no exception. This is why it is no surprise that big data interest is gaining a lot of momentum in China. On August 23 and 24, IBM organized a technical summit in Beijing, and one of the main tracks was about big data. In fact, this...

BigDataUniversity.com: Filling the Void in Big Data Skills

August 14, 2012 | by Raul Chong, Senior Big Data and Cloud Program Manager, IM Cloud Computing, IBM
As business users start to explore big data and implement big data projects, they are quickly realizing that the technical issue of managing big data is not the only problem they need to be concerned about: Finding skilled professionals who can work with big data is an equivalent challenge. The...