June 27, 2012
I am fascinated with big data and have been for years. I have great hopes for the future, as Google's 2004 MapReduce paper spawned IBM's Jeopardy-winning Watson in 2011 and will someday spawn the Librarians of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash.
Very insightful. I was fearing a meetup restricted to Hadoop junior admins, but the BDfB group offered insight into all kinds of things. John's notes on Accumulo are *definitely* worth a follow-up. Super, super meetup!