Chief Scientist Ted Dunning will talk about MapR's Platform


The talk will be a description of how MapR’s architectural advances allow significant improvements in speed, reliability and scalability over stock Hadoop.  This will include a dive into the MapR file system and a discussion of how the map-reduce layer has been changed and the impact on other Hadoop eco-system components.  This will include actual test results.

In the second section of my talk, I will describe how this new architecture has surprising consequences.  In particular, I will show how tasks like machine learning, data visualization and search indexing can all work better on the MapR platform.

Ted’s Bio:

Ted has held Chief Scientist positions at Veoh Networks, ID Analytics and at MusicMatch, (now Yahoo Music). Ted is responsible for building the most advanced identity theft detection system on the planet, as well as one of the largest peer-assisted video distribution systems and ground-breaking music and video recommendations systems. Ted has 15 issued and 15 pending patents and contributes to several Apache open source projects including Hadoop, Zookeeper and Hbase. He is also a committer for Apache Mahout. Ted earned a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado; a MS degree in computer science from New Mexico State University; and a Ph.D. in computing science from Sheffield University in the United Kingdom. Ted also bought the drinks at one of the very first Hadoop User Group meetings.

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  • Rob Murphy

    Was a video of the MapR presentation posted? If yes, where can I find it? Great speaker last night - thanks for staying late and getting into the details!

    May 18, 2012

  • Cleveland Sasser

    Great location! Thank You Dell! Solid presentation by a very knowledgeable presenter. Good food. Friendly folks.
    However, The conversation was dominated by the front left corner of the room, which worked for me because I had court-side seats. However the folks who struggled through traffic to get to meetup and sat in back may have felt left out. Suggestion: the Question Kreew sits in the middle or in the back and draws the speaker and discussion out. Load Balance and Through-put.
    Looking forward to the next.

    January 27, 2012

  • Travis Turney

    Thanks to everyone for coming out to the ATL HUG at Dell SecureWorks last Wednesday night! We are recruiting for Java developers with several positions open. If you are interested please contact me at [masked] and I can refer you to our talent team.

    January 27, 2012

  • Kumaran

    A very deep insight into the MapR's paltform. Would definitely attend more sessions to get better grasp.

    January 26, 2012

  • Wes Floyd

    Ted's talk about the MapR plaform was enlightening. Ted clearly brings many years of experience in data storage, it was a pleasure to learn from his industry perspective.

    January 26, 2012

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