Use the hashtag: #bigdatamgmt. You don’t have to be on twitter to “listen” to the conversation. Simple Google the hashtag. If you are on twitter, here is a tip from organizer Wikibon: As for the Twitter client, the easiest things to use is tweetchat.com. Just log on using your twitter handle, enter the hashtag #bigdatamgmt and it will set up a easy-to-use room. You'll be able to see the real-time stream of tweets and it automatically adds the hashtag to each tweet.
To help you prepare for the tweetchat, we’ve pulled together a few articles and webinars that you may wish to explore before taking part in the tweetchat.
First, the second topic in this webinar is about the new mobile features that were introduced in DB2 last fall: DB2 Tech Talk: What's Hot from Information on Demand Conference. Listen to product manager George Farr to learn about what is available. Also from George, you can find this blog entry: Mobile Devices settle Stormy Waters .
IBM Mobile Database is a free download that works with DB2. Try the mobile features yourself, with this download: Download: IBM Mobile Database.
The major highlights include:
- 6 MB footprint, in-memory database to fit on mobile devices
- Full-featured relational DB with standard SQL API, procedures, triggers
- Fast and reliable access to enterprise data offline
- Enterprise level data security
- Persistent data storage and Automatic recovery
- Transactional storage also during connection loss
- Built-in replication capabilities allowing synchronization with IBM databases
- Flexible options such as partitioning data or creating views to customize data for each device or user
In addition to this reading list, we’ve pulled together a working list of questions to help stimulate discussion and to get you thinking about what you may wish to ask during the chat. The ones below came from IBM expert James Kobielus, who will be truly embracing the "mobile" concept of the tweetchat, participating from 35,000 feet. The goal is to ask 5-6 questions during the chat itself, and the may include some of the following:
Q1 Which enterprise business initiatives require mobile access to big data?
Q2 Which users, developers, and other stakeholders require mobile access to big data?
Q3 Which type of big data platform (Hadoop, stream computing, etc.) is best suited to serving mobile clients?
Q4 When should you tap into smartphones and other mobile clients as data sources for big data applications?
Q5 What are the security & privacy risks of providing mobile access to big data applications?
Q6 When if ever will #mobile devices become development platforms for big data applications?
Q7 Is there a killer app for mobile access to big data?
We hope you are able to join us on Wednesday. Follow my blog for a replay of the tweetchat once it has finished.