Session Title Saving the world with (from?) big data

Session Type Case Study

Duration 30 minutes

Speaker(s) Bruce Durling (Mastodon C)

Bruce is the CTO of green cloud computing startup Mastodon C. He is also one of the co-founders of the London Clojurians and London Python Dojo and an associate organiser with the LJC. He likes pragmatically using lean, agile and kanban.


Session Description

IT was responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions in 2007. This will double to 4% by 2020. The processing of big data will generate a big part of  those emissions; as big data practitioners, we have the power to have a big effect on the issue.

We'll cover:

  • How big an issue is this really?
  • Why emissions vary and what determines them
  • Clean tech options - both within existing services (e.g. optimising AWS) and new services (e.g. green-powered data centres)
  • Optimisation between cost, greenness, and speed