Learn about Apache Hadoop at the Chicago Data Summit

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If you find yourself in the Chicago area later this month, please join us at the Chicago Data Summit on April 26th at the InterContinental Hotel on the Magnificent Mile. Whether you’re an Apache Hadoop novice or more advanced, you will find the presentations to be very informative and the opportunity to network with Hadoop professionals quite valuable.

Keynote Presentation

For those new to Hadoop, the project itself was named after a yellow stuffed elephant belonging to the son of Hadoop Co-founder Doug Cutting, the Chicago Data Summit’s keynote speaker. In addition to being a Hadoop founder, Doug is the Chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, as well as an Architect at Cloudera. Doug’s presentation will explain the Hadoop project and the advantages provided by Hadoop’s linear scalability and cost effectiveness.

Featured Presentations

The first of two Hadoop-in-production use cases will be presented by Orbitz . Jonathan Seidman and Robert Lancaster will share how Hadoop has provided the ability to extract business intelligence from extremely large, heterogeneous data at Orbitz that was previously impractical to store.

The second use case will be presented by NAVTEQ’s Ravi Veeramachaneni who will show how NAVTEQ can now process and store location content data in a scalable and cost effective way.

Flume, HBase, and Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop

There are multiple projects in the Hadoop ecosystem created as complements to Hadoop to increase the overall functionality of the Hadoop’s data processing capabilities and to significantly accelerate the deployment of Apache Hadoop in your organization. Our distribution is 100% open source and Apache licensed.

There are two sessions at the Chicago Data Summit highlighting, respectively, Flume and Apache HBase. These two projects are part of the Hadoop ecosystem and components of Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH). The final general session will delve deeper into the Cloudera platform and explain the applications and support available to businesses with large-scale data needs through Cloudera Enterprise.

The fun will continue at the Networking Reception immediately following the presentations—you won’t want to miss this opportunity to chat directly with the presenters and other Hadoop experts in the local community.

Looking forward to seeing you there.