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Founded on August 28, 2011, insideBIGDATA is a news outlet that distills news, strategies, products and services in the world of Big Data Analytics for data scientist, IT and business professionals. If you would like to contact us with suggestions, comments, corrections, errors or new company announcements, please send us an email at, or Or send us mail at:

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insideBIGDATA is written and edited by big data professionals with the help of readers and occasional guest  contributors:


Rich Brueckner

Rich Brueckner

Rich Brueckner – 

President, insideBIGDATA

Recently named as one of the Top 20 Big Data Influencers by Forbes Magazine, Rich Brueckner is an avid writer, publisher, and technology pundit focused on high performance computing. He acquired in 2010 and has since expanded to include insideBIGDATA. With over 25 years of HPC experience at Cray Research, SGI, and Sun Microsystems, Rich is known to many in the industry as “the guy in the Red Hat.”

When he’s not working,  Rich keeps  busy writing fiction, cartoons, and parody films. You can check out his latest works: The Three Magi of Katrina, Seven Meals from Chaos, Jigsaw Falling into Place, and Bardo. Rich lives and works in Portland, Oregon.


Daniel Gutierrez – 

Daniel Gutierrez

Daniel Gutierrez

Managing Editor, insideBIGDATA

Daniel D. Gutierrez is a Data Scientist with Los Angeles-based AMULET Analytics, a service division of AMULET Development Corp. He’s been involved with data science and Big Data long before it came in vogue, so imagine his delight when the Harvard Business Review recently deemed “data scientist” as the sexiest profession for the 21st century. Over the past 20 years Daniel has written for a several technology publications. He also taught computer science and database classes at UCLA Extension for over 15 years and is scheduled to teach “Introduction to R Programming” in early 2014. He also authored three computer industry books on database technology and it working on his 4th title, “Introduction to Machine Learning with R.” He also served as technical editor, columnist and writer at a major computer industry monthly publication for 7 years.


John Kirkley 

John Kirkley

John Kirkley

Contributing Editor, insideBIGDATA

John Kirkley has over 25 years experience writing for the computer industry. Over the past 15 years Kirkley has focused on high performance computing (HPC) and advanced manufacturing technologies such as digital manufacturing, modeling, simulation and analytics (MS&A) and additive manufacturing. Client deliverables include articles, success stories, case histories, white papers, web content, advertorials, speeches, newsletters, video scripts and a variety of other content. Kirkley has the unique ability to understand complex technical subjects and translate them into content that is clear, concise, interesting and entertaining.


Kevin Normandeau –

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Publisher, insideBIGDATA

Kevin brings over 20 years of publishing experience and is responsible for the business operations of insideHPC and insideBIGDATA. Working with sponsors and media partners he integrates valuable programs and resources for these online communities.

Prior to insideHPC Media, Kevin managed many successful online brands including Data Center Knowledge, Network World, AOL Computing Channel and PC World. When he is not working on websites Kevin and his family enjoy skiing, golf and a variety of outdoor activities. Kevin also volunteers his time to bring the beautiful game of soccer to kids, adults and special needs children in his community.