Only in it's second year, the O'Reilly Strata / Hadoop Conference is sold out?  Really?  Says a lot about either the popularity or the myth of Big Data.  We choose to believe the crush of attendees is about the popularity and importance of Big Data and not people trying add to the mythology of it all.  

Then if you check the Data Business Meetup happening at Bloomberg headquarters during DataWeek NYC you find 390 attendees who want to hear from the all start VC casting call.  No spots left to attend this either.  

Lots of Big Data talk and walk next week in NYC.  We'll be making the rounds, look for us !!