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Analytics are a key business tool that help discover new ways to strategize business operations, and can be critical in evaluating new market opportunities or even help companies and governments save money through better efficiencies.

With the rise of big data, high-performance storage is every bit as critical as processing power, and flash-based storage provides significant I/O performance, reliability and efficiency advantages over disk that make it an ideal tool for big data analytics.

Next week SanDisk® Enterprise Marketing VP Steve Fingerhut will be participating in a Gigaom Research webinar and panel discussion on “Innovations in Flash Storage and their impact on analytics”.

This webinar will evaluate the best application of flash storage in analytics-heavy environments and examine cost-effective, business-appropriate migration paths towards its use.

Some of the key topics explored during the discussion include the use of flash-based devices in accelerating analytics, and specifically tools such as Hadoop and NoSQL databases. The webinar will also discuss the various forms of flash storage utilized in the enterprise market, including SAS/SATA SSDs, PCIe SSDs and flash on DIMMs, and look at future trends driving application performance acceleration in next generation data centers.

Take a minute to register today so you can be sure not to miss out on this exciting dialogue!

Gigaom Research Webinar
“Innovations in flash storage and their impact on analytics,”
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014,
10:00 a.m. PT

Learn more about the webinar on Gigaom Research’s website. Below is more information about the acclaimed panelists who will join Steve.

Moderator: Barb Goldworm, president and chief analyst, FOCUS
Barb Goldworm has spent over 30 years in systems, software, and storage in various senior management, marketing, sales, technical and industry analyst positions with IBM, StorageTek, Novell, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and several successful startup ventures. A frequent keynote speaker at industry events, Barb has been one of the top ranked expert speakers at StorageNetworkingWorld (SNW), TechTarget Data Center Decisions and numerous other events.

Panelist: Mike Karp, VP and principal analyst, Ptak, Noel & Associates
Mike Karp is vice president and principal analyst at Ptak, Noel & Associates, and founder of Infrastructure Analytics.
Although Mike has been an industry analyst for the last 10 years, he has spent most of his 30-year career in the real world, working at large firms and startups that include Prime Computer, Symbios Logic, and Bellcore. Much of his interest, writing and research focuses on driving efficiency into data center operations.

Panelist: Ashar Baig, Founder, Analyst Connection
Ashar Baig is the President, Principal Analyst, and Consultant at Analyst Connection, an analyst firm focused on Cloud Computing, Storage & Server Virtualization, , Data, Big Data, VDI, Security, Archiving, Public and Private Cloud Storage, High Performance Computing (HPC), Grid Computing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

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