James Ladd http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/3/d/4/c/member_90135692.jpeg

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Big Data Innovation San Francisco http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/3/3/1/a/global_326653082.jpeg 20130206
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San Jose, CAUSA 95124

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February 11, 2013

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Co-founder @Vertascale

What has been your biggest Big Data challenge?

Well let's see: Splitting a billion row table back in 2003 @eBay when it wasn't called Big Data and we didn't have any tools for this. Setting up our first Hadoop cluster and fighting the (losing) battle with IT to try and use commodity hardware (yup we used all high end Sun machines instead.) Finally, understanding how search technology can be applied to Big Data. Really, when we first started Vertascale we dove in on the technology and ended up building the wrong thing. It took us a lot of time and effort to figure this out!

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