Andrew Brust is Research Director for Big Data and Analytics at Gigaom Research. Andrew has over 25 years of technology industry experience, having worked as a developer, consultant and tech entrepreneur over that span of time. Andrew began working with ISAM databases in the 80s, client/server databases in the early 90s and Business Intelligence technology in the late 90s. He covered Big Data for ZDNet from 2012 until 2014 and has been writing for technology publications and speaking at tech conferences for the last 20 years.
Andrew is an advisor to NYTECH, the New York Technology Council; co-moderator of Big On Data – New York’s Data Intelligence Meetup; co-author of “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012″ (Microsoft Press); columnist for Visual Studio Magazine and co-chair of the Visual Studio Live! developer conference. He also served on Microsoft’s BI partner advisory council for five years.