Analyst James Kobielus Defines Big Data; Presents “The Role, Value And Best Practices Of Hadoop”


Karmasphere and Pervasive Software to Sponsor Hadoop Thought Leadership Webinar

Cupertino, CA – August 30, 2011 – Karmasphere™, a Big Data Intelligence company, today announced it is sponsoring a webinar featuring James G. Kobielus, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., one of the premier industry experts currently covering Big Data and Hadoop. Joining Karmasphere in sponsoring the event is Pervasive Software (NASDAQ: PVSW), supplier of software to manage, integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on-premises.

Drawing from interviews and insights gleaned from more than a dozen case studies, Kobielus, a Senior Analyst with Forrester Research, will discuss his definition of Big Data, why and how companies are using Hadoop to drive their businesses, the strengths of Hadoop and caveats for Hadoop deployment.

Other topics that Kobielus will discuss include:

  • Where Hadoop adds the most business value
  • Best practices for using Hadoop
  • How companies are combining Hadoop with standard data warehouses and data marts
  • The Forrester model of the Hadoop ecosystem

Kobielus is a recognized expert on data warehousing, predictive analytics, data mining, and complex event processing. In addition to his core coverage areas, he contributes to Forrester research, notably in business intelligence, data integration, data quality, and master data management.

There will be two live sessions of the presentation. The U.S. webinar will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at 1:00 pm ET, 10:00 AM PT.  In Europe, the webinar takes place on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 3:00 PM British Summer Time.

For more information and to register for the webinar, go to

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive is a global data innovation leader, delivering software to manage, integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on-premises, throughout the entire data lifecycle. Pervasive DataRush™ makes Hadoop faster, easier and more cost-effective by efficiently leveraging multicore processors. Pervasive products deliver value to tens of thousands of customers worldwide, often embedded within partners’ software, with breakthrough performance, flexibility, reliability and return on investment. For additional information, go to

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere provides software products for data analysts and professionals so that they can unlock the power of Big Data in Hadoop, opening up a whole new world of possibilities to add value to the business. Karmasphere equips analysts with the ability to discover new patterns, relationships, and drivers in any kind of data – unstructured, semi-structured or structured – that were not possible to find before.

Karmasphere delivers the premier Big Data workspace for data professionals to mine and analyze web, mobile, sensor and social media data in any Hadoop distribution.  Analysts, and the developers that support them, use Karmasphere products to transform their business, identifying opportunities for new products and services and areas for business optimization and cost reduction.

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Note: All Pervasive brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pervasive Software Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Karmasphere, Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Engine and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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