Talksum to Present at the Big Data Innovation Summit 2015

Barry Strauss, Talksum Head of MarketingBarry Strauss, Head of Marketing, Talksum

I’m excited to announce that Talksum will be presenting, along with other Big Data leaders such as Google, IBM, Hortonworks, GE, Walmart, and others at this year’s Big Data Innovation Summit, which will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, on April 28-29, 2015.

At the Summit, Talksum CTO Dale Russell will be presenting at 2:30 pm on Day 2, in the Data Architecture track, about the dilemma enterprises are facing today with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ridiculously large and exponentially growing amount of data that comes with it. As part of this, he will probe how enterprises will handle the consequential increasing amount of data ingestion, data storage, and data analytics.

blog_bdis_predictive-dataIn the presentation, attendees will see how a ‘turn-key’ data science solution can be applied to embedded devices as well as to the IoT deployments of devices to handle the Big Data challenges of today and tomorrow.

Session attendees will be shown application data routing functions and both machine and mixed-signal analysis solutions.

The purpose of the session is to show attendees insight into a solution designed to allow society to solve the immediate problem of Big Data and also to enable the growth of data and knowledge transfer in the future.

In addition to the speaking slot, we will be showcasing our products that, together, bring real-time decisioning to IoT and Smart Cities.

If you are interested, be sure to come to the presentation and/or stop by our booth to learn more about the Talksum solution and how it can help your organization. If you can’t make the event and would like more information, fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

See you soon in San Jose.

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Maximizing Oil and Gas Efficiency in Production and Reducing Risk

Alex VarshavskyAlex Varshavsky, CEO, Talksum

Next month, I’ll be in London (July 8, 2014), speaking at the Big Data in Oil and Gas Briefing, an event organized by Terrapinn Holdings with a focus on unlocking the value of Big Data for oil and gas efficiency, exploration, and production and how to secure competitive advantages in the industry through Big Data.

Talksum at the Big Data Oil & Gas ConferenceAs outlined on their website, technology is driving data growth at an exponential rate, and the need to gather data into a format for analysis is one of the biggest infrastructure problems the oil and gas industry faces. This data comes in various and complex forms, making it a challenge for energy firms to interpret and leverage it. But Big Data can also be seen as an opportunity to create a serious competitive advantage.

That’s why I’m excited to speak at the briefing about how to maximize efficiency in production and how to reduce risks. This is the exact solution offered by the Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR). In my presentation, I’ll cover the following important areas:

  • Cutting non-productive time by preventing failure and down time.
  • Applying a unified data structure to drilling and geological operations.
  • Communicating using different data sets.

The TDSR processes upstream data to provide real-time actionability for oil and gas exploration and production, reducing non-operational time, and preventing disasters. The TDSR solution works at the remote site and at the data center level. Each can be independent of the other or can work together.

At the remote site, the TDSR collects any type of sensor or log data, including data from service providers such as mud logging, LWD/MWD, and others. The TDSR then filters the data, determines critical events, and intelligently routes the relevant data to the drilling console and other relevant locations, including the data center.

At the data center, the TDSR retrieves data from the remote site, as well as other locations, for consumption by the master drilling console, the real-time operations center (RTOC) drilling console, business intelligence (BI) tools and dashboards, and other databases. It forwards relevant information back to the remote sites and to different cross-domains such as first responders, health and services, refinery control, and others.

Other speakers at the Big Data for Oil and Gas Briefing include Intel Big Data Architect Bhasker Allene; Steria Director for Petroleum, Energy, and Industry David Cameron; Maersk Oil Qatar Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure Tom O’Reilly; and others. Another blog posting will cover their topics and insights from their sessions.

If you would like to attend the event, we would be happy to send you the brochure link, along with a unique promotional code, which will allow you to register at a 15% discount. Simply fill out the Talksum Contact Us form asking for the brochure and/or discount code.

If you cannot attend the briefing, or for more information about how the Talksum Data Stream Router can help with your oil and gas solutions, send us a request using the Talksum Contact Us form.

Click here to read more about Talksum oil and gas solutions.


Talksum Selected as Top Innovator Showcase Presenter at the New York Venture Summit 2014

Alex VarshavskyAlex Varshavsky, CEO, Talksum

Talksum has been selected as a Top Innovator at the New York Venture Summit, which takes place June 16-17, 2014, at the Digital Sandbox, New York City.

The 14th annual New York Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators, and premier service providers.

Talksum at the New York Venture SummitThe Summit has been created for both investors seeking access to new early stage deals and CEOs or founders of new ventures looking for funding, visibility, and growth.

As a Top Innovator, Talksum has been identified as an emerging growth technology innovator today and, as such, we will be presenting our company and product to leading investors.

I’m excited to show how Talksum offers a new, highly efficient approach to data processing, management, and analytics for secure data center and IT solutions, and how we can help fuel the worldwide IT market, which is expected to reach $3.7 trillion by the end of this year alone.

Our mission is to develop new ways of processing, routing, and managing Big Data. To accomplish this, we have built the award-winning Talksum™ Data Stream Router, or TDSR™, which provides a real-time streaming data solution that is perfect for Big Data initiatives that require massive amounts of data processing.

Designed to accelerate real-time decisions, the TDSR improves data acquisition and transformation, converts data into flexibly managed event streams, and provides actionable data and reduced reporting latency of critical events to seconds — perfect for any data center and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system.

With the ability to contextually output to most external data stores, the TDSR can format data in real time, as well as enrich the data by correlating events with other external data sources. This helps IT and data centers manage Big Data for any vertical application that requires massive amounts of processing and contextual routing, for example, energy, weather, oil and gas, media, financial, government, transportation, and others.

If you are in the New York City area the week of June 15, 2014, contact us for a one-on-one meeting or a casual cup of coffee.

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Thoughts About Building the TDSR, Book Recommendations, and More …

Barry Strauss, Talksum Head of MarketingBarry Strauss, Head of Marketing, Talksum

Recently, Anmol Rajpurohit (@hey_anmol) from KDnuggets and our CTO Dale Russell discussed the challenges in building the TDSR (Talksum Data Stream Router), current trends in real-time analytics, advice for data science aspirants, and more. They even touched upon book recommendations! It turned out to be a fun and engaging discussion between them.

Talksum Interview With KDnuggetsInstead of reiterating their conversation, here are the questions asked by Anmol:

  • What were the biggest challenges that you had to overcome while building the Talksum Data Stream solution? Were there any interesting observations during the solution development that significantly impacted your solution design/architecture?
  • What motivated you to switch your career from applied engineering and operations management to large-scale data management? How did you get involved with Talksum?
  • Which of the current trends in real-time analytics are of the most interest to you? How do you see things changing in next few years?
  • Based on your experience, what advice would you offer to people aspiring a long-term career in data science?
  • On a personal note, are there any good books that you have been reading lately and would like to recommend?

To view Dale’s answers to Anmol’s questions, click here.

Those thoughts made up the second segment of a 2-part interview, which stemmed from the Big Data Innovation Summit, Santa Clara, CA, where Talksum won the Big Data Start Up Award. In the first segment, Anmol and Dale discussed the award, as well as the TDSR and cross-domain networking using data stream. The following topics were covered:

  • What factors played a major role in helping Talksum beat the competition in the race for the Big Data Start Up Award?
  • What is the market need for “cross-domain networking with real-time data management using data streams? What inspired you to focus on this market need and fill it with an innovative solution?
  • What would you consider as the top three features of the Talksum Data Stream Router? What is the next set of capabilities that you are working on?

To view the answers to these questions, click here.

Click here for more information about the Big Data Start Up Award.

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Talksum Wins “Big Data Start Up Award” at the Big Data Innovation Summit

Alex VarshavskyAlex Varshavsky, CEO, Talksum

We just got back from the 2014 Big Data Innovation Summit, which took place in Santa Clara, CA, and we are so thrilled for three reasons. First of all, we showed the disruptive Talksum Data Stream Router in our booth, which got many of the 1,000 attendees extremely excited to actually see a hardware, contextual router solution for the Big Data Market. Secondly, CTO Dale Russell spoke to a full, focused audience about a topic dear to our hearts – Real-Time, Cross-Domain Data Management for Big Data Analytics Systems. And thirdly, we won the “Big Data Start Up Award!”

Talksum Wins the Big Data Start Up Award

Only three awards were given at the Summit. We were humbled to be in the same ranks as Cray’s YarcData, which won the Big Data Tech Provider Award, and Cisco, which won the Big Data Project Award.

Past winners included Hortonworks, Pinterest, MapR Technologies, Deutsche Bank, and other well-known, successful companies.

According to the Summit organizers, the three awards acknowledge organizations that have pioneered Big Data initiatives, which have, or will have, an overall positive impact within the Big Data community. The organizers stated that the stories of success and the achievement from organizations within the Big Data community deserve recognition, and the awards program is central to this process. They go on to say that it is about the organizations, their teams, and the individuals who make Big Data what it is today.

With those thoughts in mind, I can’t begin to explain my appreciation for the entire Talksum team for making our product what it is today, and what it will mean for the future of Big Data.

Thank you to everyone at Talksum, and to those who support and believe in Talksum.