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Ven Kumar
Senior Managing Consultant, Big Data and Analytics Practice, IBM

Ven Kumar is a Senior Managing Consultant with IBM's Big Data and Analytics Practice. Ven specializes in big data architecture and analytics, Cloud Computing , Enterprise architecture, Mobile and Web 2.0 technologies. He has over 15 years of industry experience in retail, consumer packaged goods, high-tech manufacturing and e-commerce. Prior to joining IBM, Ven held positions at HP as the CTO for the Nike Account Team and practice director at Oracle. He holds a bachelors in Electronics and Power Engineering from VNIT, India. Find his profile on Linked in @http://www.linkedin.com/in/kumarven

Hadoop Meets SQL

July 24, 2013 | by Ven Kumar, Senior Managing Consultant, Big Data and Analytics Practice, IBM
Big data technologies like Hadoop are providing enterprises a cost-effective way to store and analyze data. Enterprises are looking at using Hadoop to augment their traditional data warehouse. Compared to traditional data warehouse solutions, Hadoop can scale using commodity hardware and can be...

Running Hadoop in the Cloud

May 28, 2013 | by Ven Kumar, Senior Managing Consultant, Big Data and Analytics Practice, IBM
With the growing popularity of cloud computing, enterprises are seriously looking at moving workloads to the cloud. There are issues around multi-tenancy, data security, software license, data integration, etc., that have to be considered before enterprises can make this shift. Even then, not all...

Will Hadoop replace or augment your Enterprise Data Warehouse?

May 7, 2013 | by Ven Kumar, Senior Managing Consultant, Big Data and Analytics Practice, IBM
There is all the buzz about Hadoop these days and its potential for replacing the enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The promise of Hadoop has been the ability to store and process massive amounts of data using commodity hardware that scales extremely well and at very low cost. Hadoop is good for...