As part of Atlanta's Big Data Week, we'll be hosting:
“Big Data at the Speed of Business: Terracotta's BigMemory Max and Hortonworks Data Platform”(Also on Eventbrite)
Exploding data volumes and varieties has business asking, "How do I find the value of Big Data?" This session - presented by Terracotta's Geoff Lunsford and Hortonworks' Eric Mizell - will explore the many uses of BigMemory and Hadoop (Hortonworks Data Platform) and how each can help business find value in Big Data. We will cover data movement, ETL modernization, mashing structured and unstructured data, inexpensive data storage, in memory performance, distributed computing, patterns of use and what tool to use for each business problem. Finally, we will discuss operational challenges, tooling, and best practices.
About the Speakers:
Geoff Lunsford is a Director at Terracotta, a Software AG company. Geoff Lunsford is responsible for supporting the Terracotta Team in the Americas including commercial customers, the channel ecosystem and the Fed/SLED markets for solutions that include licensed software, customer support, consulting services and customer training. Before joining Terracotta, he spent 5 years at Red Hat where he managed the Florida market for all customer-related activities including sales, consulting and training. He joined Red Hat through the acquisition of JBoss, where he focused on strategic vertical markets and was responsible for the sales activities in the northeast area of the United States. Geoff has enjoyed a 15 year career in IT that has spanned from Telecommunications to Data Center Services and from Hardware to Software Solutions and has been a featured speaker at numerous Big Data, CIO summits and Java related events.
Eric Mizell is the Director of Solution Engineering, SE at Hortonworks. As the Director of Solution Engineering at Hortonworks, Eric helps companies solve their Big Data challenges with Hadoop by leveraging his knowledge of the Hadoop ecosystem and integrated partners. Prior to Hortonworks, Eric was the Director of Field Engineering for Terracotta and prior to that he was the lead architect for a large scale insurance application. He has over 20 years of experience in IT which includes Network Engineering, Software Engineering and Solution Engineering. Eric has presented at NFJS, DevNexus, AJUG, and SUG.
The meeting will begin at 6:30pm allowing members time to network, arrive and enjoy pizza. At 7pm, BDUG will give an introductory welcome, and will be shortly followed by the presentation. After the presentation we will be giving away some awesome eHire Labs swag. Everyone has the option to head downstairs to Aja (restaurant and bar in the building) for networking and drinks after the meeting.
Parking at the One Alliance Center is $10 max. If you wish to go to Aja after the meeting they will validate part of your parking. If parking is a problem, some members park at Phipps Plaza for free and walk over. BDUG does NOT validate parking.