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Decemberi Big Data Meetup

18:00 Arrival

18:10  Strata Road Report

The Strata conference series are well-known as the leading Big Data and Data Science related events, offering a huge amount of both technical and business oriented presentations about how data could be managed and used in different areas. This talk, co-presented by 3 Strata attendees from 3 different companies, gives a personal account of the recent New York and London conferences.


• Ratky Gabor, CTO of Secret Sauce Partners

• Tamas Papp, BI architect at Ustream

• Bence Arato, principal analyst and CEO at BI Consulting

18:55 Break, pizza and beers

19:10   Apache Drill, a query engine for heterogeneous, large-scale datasets

Apache Drill is a distributed system for the interactive, ad-hoc analysis of large-scale datasets, inspired by Google’s Dremel technology. It is designed to scale to thousands of servers and able to process Petabytes of data in seconds, enabling SQL-on-Hadoop and supporting a variety of data sources. Since its inception a year ago, Apache Drill has gained widespread interest in the community, attracting hundreds of people.We will discuss how Apache Drill enables interactive, ad-hoc query at scale,review the system architecture and walk through use case. We then focus on Apache Drill's unique support for a variety of back-ends (HDFS, HBase, MySQL, MongoDB, CouchDB, etc.), its extensibility points, and show a demo of the system.

Speaker: Michael Hausenblas
Chief Data Engineer EMEA, MapR Technologies

Michael Hausenblas works at MapR Technologies in the role of Chief Data Engineer EMEA, where he helps people to tap the potential of Big Data. He has a background in large-scale data integration, the Internet of Things, and Web applications and is experienced in advocacy and standardisation. Michael has been using NoSQL datastores and Hadoop in a number of use cases and he shares his experiences with polyglot persistence at public events and via blogs. Michael contributes to Apache Drill, a distributed system for interactive, ad-hoc analysis and query of large-scale datasets.

20:00 Followup discussions

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  • Arató B.

    The slides for the Strata and Drill talks are now available in the More/Files section.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Lеngyеl R.

    It was a very useful evening. Can we get Michael's slides? Thanks.

    December 11, 2013

  • Gabor R.

    It's not a silver bullet :)

    You can see the notes I wrote for my talk here:

    Every tool has its own set problems that it is best suited for. The great thing about Hadoop that it's really a toolbox, but there will always be better tools for specific problems / workloads and that's why I think Hadoop should be sitting in the middle of such an architecture. We use MongoDB to serve our API and it is GREAT for it, but not for data processing.

    I highly recommend listening to some of the keynotes (minus the marketing):

    Thanks everyone for attending and I hope to follow up with our experiences next year :)

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuck on a mtg ... Will miss it tonight. :( Sorry that I missed it ... Next time!

    December 10, 2013

  • Arató B.

    The meetup is about to start. No livestreaming at the moment, but we are recording the talks and they will be available for watching.

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • Arató B.

    Thanks to everyone for updating the RSVPs!

    We also plan to livestream the talks tomorrow, so everyone will be able to follow them.

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      this is really great, looking forward to the meetup - from home then? :)

      December 9, 2013

    • Sinóros-Szabó P.

      Will you post the livestream link here?

      December 10, 2013

  • Zoltan C. T.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it. Are you going to record it? The Drill talk seems to be very exciting.

    December 10, 2013

  • Arató B.

    The agenda for the December edition of the Big Data Meetup is now up!

    November 25, 2013

  • Arató B.

    We have added a second talk to the agenda about the recent Strata conference.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Attila P.

    invitation text has several missing spaces

    November 4, 2013

  • Arató B.

    We have increased the attendee limit to 100 to let more people to participate.

    November 4, 2013

  • Arató B.

    We are glad to welcome to Michael Hausenblas from MapR Technologies, who will be the guest speaker for the December'13 edition of the Big Data Meetup.

    2 · October 14, 2013

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