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In the wake of the Strata + Hadoop World 2013 afterglow, speaker slides and video have been posted. For your convenience, they are aggregated below:
Among Cloudera’s engineer-presenters at Strata + Hadoop World 2013 this week, Philip Zeyliger (“Tricks for Distributed System Debugging and Diagnosis“) was particularly fortunate to have been interviewed by O’Reilly Media editor Meghan Blanchette on camera.
In the following 8-minute interview, Philip offers an overview of common pain points and failures when debugging distributed systems:
For those of you attending virtually/in spirit, I thought it would be nice to bring you a selection of photos from the week so far. Credit goes to Alex Moundalexis (@technmsg) for the majority of these shots.
Kate Ting, Apache Sqoop cookbook co-chef.
Julien Le Dem and Nong Li present on Parquet and Impala.
We are just a weekend away from the Biggest. Strata + Hadoop World. Ever.
Not to make non-attendees feel bad — the show sold out a couple weeks ago — but some great things are in store for technical end-users (as well as everyone else):
As a delicious appetizer for the Strata Conference + Hadoop World next week (sold out!), O’Reilly Media has partnered with us to create and publish a new e-book specifically intended for technical end-users of Cloudera Impala, the open source distributed query engine for Apache Hadoop.
Authored by Cloudera’s own John Russell, the e-book provides a 30-page tour of Impala’s internals and architecture, as well as common usage patterns intended for mainstream (SQL) users.
As John explains in his introductory post on O’Reilly’s Strata blog:
Customer Spotlight: Learn How Edo Closes the Advertising Loop with Hadoop at Cloudera Sessions Milwaukee
The Cloudera Sessions fall series is coming to a close next week, but first we’ll make a final stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (on Oct. 17), where attendees will hear about edo — a company that is revolutionizing the advertising space by closing the loop between promotions and point-of-sale transactions.
In Milwaukee, edo CTO Jeff Sippel will engage in a fireside chat with Cloudera’s VP of marketing, Alan Saldich. At edo, Jeff is responsible for the strategy, planning, and execution for the systems — including Apache Hadoop — that power the edo offer platforms.
edo is a venture-backed startup that sits at the intersection of payments and advertising. It analyzes credit-card data from banking transactions to produce targeted offers for card-linked loyalty programs that are relevant and incredibly easy to redeem. Offers are preloaded on your credit card so savings happen instantly without a coupon or separate loyalty card.
This week’s Cloudera Sessions roadshow will make it to Denver, Colo., on Thursday, where the customer Fireside Chat will feature Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS) Chief Architect of Global Enterprise Solutions, Wes Caldwell. ISS helps many government organizations – including several within the U.S. Department of Defense — deploy next-generation data management and analytic solutions using a combination of systems integration expertise and custom-built software.
During the Fireside Chat, Cloudera’s COO Kirk Dunn will engage Wes in a conversation to discuss the business use cases for Hadoop that ISS sees most often in the field, primarily within two buckets: batch analytics and real-time applications. Wes will also share his thoughts on some of the more recent innovations within the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, such as Cloudera Impala and Solr integrations.
If you are local to the Denver area, it’s not too late to register for Thursday’s event. If you’re planning to attend and would like to suggest topics or questions for discussion, particularly during the Fireside Chat with Wes, comment here or tweet using hashtag #ClouderaSessions.
In its first leg of its tour of the United States earlier this year (see photos here), The Cloudera Sessions proved to be an invaluable single-day event for business and technical leaders exploring practical applications of Apache Hadoop. So valuable, in fact, that we’ve extended the tour with dates/cities this September and October.
Based on feedback from previous attendees, we’ve customized the agenda to be even more targeted for real-world use cases. Furthermore, we’ve added a new Hadoop application development lab, where developers can get hands-on direction for using the Cloudera Development Kit (CDK) to more easily build apps upon, or integrate existing infrastructure with, the Hadoop platform.
We’re kicking off the second leg of our Cloudera Sessions roadshow this week, starting in San Francisco on Wednesday and Philadelphia on Friday. The spring series of the Cloudera Sessions was a big hit, which is why we’re back with a new and improved agenda for the fall, to offer even more options that will help attendees — ranging from developers to line-of-business managers and executives — navigate the Big Data journey. The expanded fall series agenda includes an application development lab (based on CDK) that coincides with the general session throughout the morning, and two tracks for clinics after lunch.
One portion of the general session that was a big hit throughout the spring series and that will return this fall is the Fireside Chat, during which the Cloudera executive host sits with one or two customers to talk about their “real life” experiences and lessons learned with Apache Hadoop. The Fireside Chat gives local customers an opportunity to showcase the work they’re doing, and allows attendees to hear from real users what worked, what didn’t, how they got started with Hadoop, and best practices learned along the way.
The Cloudera Sessions’ Fireside Chat in San Francisco will feature a conversation among:
Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013 (Oct. 28-30 in New York City) approaches (register here for an automatic 20% discount), and that means it’s time to get your meetup schedule sorted out!
There are a variety of them planned across the week (something for everyone!), onsite at the conference hotel as well as offsite. Use the links below to RSVP.
(YES, there will be food, adult refreshments, and T-shirts.)