Event: May 9

Webinar | Why every NoSQL deployment should be paired with Hadoop

Join us on May 9, 2012 at 10am Pacific!

In this webinar you will hear from James Phillips, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Products at Couchbase and Dr. Amr Awadallah, Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudera.

Frequently the terms NoSQL and Big Data are conflated – many view them as synonyms. It’s understandable – both technologies eschew the relational data model and spread data across clusters of servers, versus relational database technology which favors centralized computing. But the “problems” these technologies address are quite different. Hadoop, the Big Data poster child, is focused on data analysis – gleaning insights from large volumes of data. NoSQL databases are transactional systems – delivering high-performance, cost-effective data management for modern real-time web and mobile applications; this is the Big User problem. Of course, if you have a lot of users, you are probably going to generate a lot of data. IDC estimates that more than 1.8 trillion gigabytes of information were created in 2011 and that this number will double every two years. The proliferation of user-generated data from interactive web and mobile applications are key contributors to this growth. In this webinar, we will explore why every NoSQL deployment should be paired with a Big Data analytics solution.

In this session you will learn:

  • Why NoSQL and Big Data are similar, but different
  • The categories of NoSQL systems, and the types of applications for which they are best suited
  • How Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop and Couchbase can be used together to build better applications
  • Explore real-world use cases where NoSQL and Hadoop technologies work in concert


James Phillips
Co-Founder and Senior VP of Products for Couchbase

James Phillips is a serial software entrepreneur focused on distributed systems, cloud computing infrastructure and database software technologies. Most recently James co-founded Couchbase, provider of open source NoSQL database solutions; prior to that he was founder of Akimbi Systems, which was acquired by VMware in 2006. James is a frequent speaker at industry events including O’Reilly Web 2.0, HadoopWorld, VMworld, OracleWorld, O’Reilly Strata and others.

Dr. Amr Awadallah
Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudera

Amr is Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudera where he is responsible for all engineering efforts from product development to release, for both the open source projects and Cloudera’s proprietary software. Prior to Cloudera Amr served as Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo!, and led a team that used Hadoop extensively for data analysis and business intelligence across the Yahoo! online services. Amr holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Time: 10am PT

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When:  May 9