About the Author
Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A., is the Director of Technical Professionals for IBM Software Group’s Information Management division and additionally leads the World-Wide Competitive Database and Big Data Technical Sales Acceleration teams.
Dirk deRoos, B.Sc., B.A., is IBM’s World-Wide Technical Sales Leader for IBM InfoSphere BigInsights. He spent the past two years helping customers with BigInsights and Apache Hadoop, identifying architecture fit, and advising early stage projects in dozens of customer engagements.
Krishnan Parasuraman, B.Sc., M.Sc., is part of IBM’s Big Data industry solutions team and serves as the CTO for Digital Media. In his role, Krishnan works very closely with customers in an advisory capacity, driving Big Data solution architectures and best practices for the management of Internet-scale analytics.
Thomas Deutsch, B.A, M.B.A., is a Program Director for IBM’s Big Data team. He played a formative role in the transition of Hadoop-based technology from IBM Research to IBM Software Group and continues to be involved with IBM Research around Big Data.
David Corrigan, B.A., M.B.A., is currently the Director of Product Marketing for IBM’s InfoSphere portfolio, which is focused on managing trusted information. His primary focus is driving the messaging and strategy for the InfoSphere portfolio of information integration, data quality, master data management (MDM), data lifecycle management, and data privacy and security.
James Giles, BSEE, B.Math, MSEE, Ph.D., is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and currently a Senior Development Manager for the IBM InfoSphere BigInsights and IBM InfoSphere Streams Big Data products.