Showing posts with label Institutional Investor Journals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Institutional Investor Journals. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Institutional Investor Journals: Big Data Article

UPDATE:   Smart Technology for Big Data was published in the Winter edition of Journal of Trading, so the links below no longer work. You can access the article here: Smart Technology for Big Data (You'll still need to register if you haven't)

My article Smart Technology for Big Data is published under advanced content at the Institutional Investor site.  You'll need to complete the free registration to read it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Year of the Yottabyte?

Big Data has been the big technology buzzword for a couple of years now.  So recently, as a nod to big data, the term yottabyte has  become a top technology buzzword. In my upcoming paper  "Smart Technology for Big Data" (for Institutional Investor Journals)  this chart introduces big data.

Exhibit 1

Common usage
gigabyte (billion)
computer RAM
New laptops have about 8GB RAM
terabyte (trillion)
discussing computer hard drives sizes
NYSE produces about
1 TB  of information day
petabyte (quadrillion)

total company storage space
Facebook’s largest Hadoop cluster contains 100 PB disk space
exabyte (quitillion)
all the... in the world
Global internet traffic is 21 EB per month.
future storage discussions
Total size of the internet is about 1 ZB.
Nearly infinite.

It's a favorite exhibit of those who have read the paper. Many had never heard of terms larger than a petabyte.  In the article, I mention that the term yottabyte is used in "speculation".  But is that speculation about to enter the realm of reality?  The recent article about Twitter adding security to impede surveillance mentions that the National Security Agency's datacenter in Bluffdale, Utah is "possibly cabable" of storing a yottabyte. We're still in speculation mode but for how long?  Will 2014 be the year of the Yottabyte?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kissell Research Group Conference

It was a tremendous honor to be asked to speak at the inaugural conference of  Kissell Research Group in New  York.  Dr. Robert Kissell is highly respected in financial circles, so the room at The Harvard Club was packed.  I spoke about Smart Technology for Big Data .  The conference was a huge success and we were mentioned in the latest newsletter from Institutional Investor Journals called The Voices of Influence. The Publisher Allison Adams wrote
"To put it in perspective, I was recently invited to attend an event on algorithmic trading hosted by Kissell Research Group. The last presentation by Michael Blake was on Smart Technology for Big Data." ...more
 Dr Kissell's presentation on the I-Star Impact Model and Dr Roberto Malamut's talk on Quantitative Trading were the highlights of the day, so trust me , I was riding on their coattails.

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