To say we were surprised by the quality and quantity of submissions we received for Hadoop World: NYC 2009 would be an understatement. We were amazed at how many “normal” companies have come to use Hadoop for everything ranging from business intelligence to protein alignment. It’s truly exciting to see how a system originally designed to process and index the web has evolved to support the data-driven workloads of so many industries.
It’s with great joy that we invite you to come learn about what the following companies have done with Hadoop: About.com, Booz Allen Hamilton, China Mobile, ContextWeb, eBay, Facebook, IBM, Intel, JPMC, Microsoft, The New York Times, NexR, Rackspace, Vertica, Visa, Visible Measures, Yale, and Yahoo!
If you have ever wondered what Hadoop might be able to do for you, this is your chance to learn both from leaders in the webspace and within your own industry.
We have posted the titles of talks on three separate tracks: Applications, Development and Administration, and Extensions. We’re still working out a few details, but we will host keynotes from Cloudera, Yahoo!, IBM, and Facebook, as well as BOF sessions to dig deeper into topics that are not addressed effectively with traditional talk formats.
We’re also excited to offer three days of training with separate tracks for Developers, Administrators and Managers, plus certification for those who are interested.
You can see the schedule and register here. As a special bonus, everyone who registers before September 21st will receive a free copy of O’Reilly’s Hadoop: The Definitive Guide, written by Cloudera’s own Tom White.
Lastly, a big thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen, especially our premium sponsors: Yahoo!, IBM, Intel, and eHarmony.