Big Data

Of late the term “Big Data” has caught the fancy of the technology media. The term is not well-defined however, with a number of industry commentators referring to different concepts when discussing the term. Big Data has become especially important in Internet firms due to the large amount of unstructured data that must be mined. As well, there has been strong growth in open source applications dealing with Big Data.

In conjunction with this trend, the RDBMS marketplace has also exploded on options for users with a number of new offerings as well as brisk merger and acquisition activity. While this is good news for users of data solutions, the proliferation of options and the chorus of claims can be confusing to the most seasoned industry insider.

The presentation will discuss these trends with a birds-eye view, and discuss the pros-and-cons of each approach. Specific applications will be discussed, mostly relative to the financial industry.


Dilip Krishna is the Partner for Financial Services in the North-East United States based in New York. In this role he is responsible for Teradata’s consulting services activities in many of the country’s largest banks and capital markets firms. He has also held the role of Director of Teradata’s Enterprise Risk Management and Capital Markets practice in the Americas.

Krishna joined Teradata in 2004. Prior to Teradata, he had more than 15 years of experience in technology and business consulting, especially in the securities business. He also brings a significant experience in the successful management of large-scale projects.

Immediately before joining Teradata, he held the role of chief architect of the Basel II program at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Krishna has been responsible for several implementations of risk management and trading solutions across a variety of banks, dealing with for diverse financial products including fixed income instruments, interest rate derivatives and funding products for major global institutions as well as internet-based trading platforms for fixed-income products.

Krishna has authored numerous articles and whitepapers on risk data architecture, implementations and information management. He is also a contributing author to Frontiers in Risk Management. He has spoken on this topic in a range of professional associations dealing with risk management and also writes a blog hosted by PRMIA. Krishna has an extensive and varied educational background including Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager designations, as well as graduate and post-graduate engineering degrees from the Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Technology. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Professional Risk Manager’s International Association (PRMIA).



Sep 15 2010


8:30 am - 11:30 am


The Rostie Group, WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 12th Floor, Toronto.

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