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Big Data & Cloud Computing - Help, Educate & Demystify.

Meet-up to help, educate and demystify "Big Data” & “Cloud Computing” technologies to businesses, professionals & individuals.

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MDM Data Governance Summit 
July 17-18, 2013; San Francisco
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  1. 6:00 pm – 6:25 pm :
    Registration & Mixer
  2. 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm:
    Data Science is Not Rocket Science.
    - Sri Satish Amabati, Co-founder & CEO of Oxdata
  3. 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm:
    How to start with Avro in a MapReduce world.
    - Serge Blazhievsky, Big Data Hadoop Architect
  4. 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm:
    Q&A Session, Networking, Mixer


Data Science is Not Rocket Science
Get Big Data and Better Algorithms with H2O by 0xdata. H2O makes hadoop do math and scales statistics and machine learning over Big Data. H2O is extensible and users can build blocks using simple math legos at the core and keeps familiar interfaces like R, Excel & JSON. So big data enthusiasts and experts can explore, model and score data sets using a range of simple to advanced algorithms. H2O makes it easier to derive insights from your data through faster and better predictive modeling.
In this talk we look at design and implementation of multi-node highly parallel Generalized Linear Modeling & Distributed Random Forests. And use it to analyze Airline Dataset of 120M rows over 700+ categorical columns.

How to start with Avro in Map Reduce world
The following technical topics will be cover at the level necessary for starting with Avro project.
• Avro schema definitions and data types
• Avro record creation
• How to create Avro schemas programmatically
• How to sort records by setting a property in schema
• How to read records from a file
• Hadoop Map-Reduce integration with Avro data
• Advantages of using Avro data over flat files or map files
• Specifics of the integration with Mapper and Reducer code
• Avro format for Map-Reduce result output
• Cascading Map-Reduce jobs
• Map-Reduce can be used to convert flat files into Avro data.

Speaker Bio:

SriSatish Ambati

Sri is co-founder and ceo of 0xdata (@hexadata), the builders of H2O. H2O democratizes bigdata science and makes hadoop do math for better predictions. Before 0xdata, Sri spent time scaling R over bigdata with researchers at Purdue and Stanford. Prior to that Sri co-founded Platfora and was the Director of Engineering at DataStax. Before that Sri was Partner & Performance engineer at java multi-core startup, Azul Systems, tinkering with the entire ecosystem of enterprise apps at scale. Before that Sri was at sabbatical pursuing Theoretical Neuroscience at Berkeley. Prior to that Sri worked on nosql trie based index for semistructured data at in-memory index startup RightOrder.

Sri is known for his knack for envisioning killer apps in fast evolving
spaces and assembling stellar teams towards productizing that vision. A regular speaker in the BigData, NoSQL and Java circuit, Sri leaves trail @srisatish.

Serge Blazhievsky
Serge is an experienced developer and architect with a rich background in C++/Java and distributed systems. His latest venture, LiveOps, Inc. uses Hadoop infrastructure for all reporting needs. LiveOps Hadoop framework was completely designed by him and satisfies very strict performance and availability requirements. Serge's prior ventures include Attributor, Inc. where he designed Hadoop infrastructure used for Internet crawling and web-page analysis. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University, CA, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Serge is a regular attendee and contributor to various Hadoop conferences including Hadoop User Group at Yahoo, the creator of Hadoop.

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  • Nadhamuni R.

    Very good & Informative.

    July 11, 2013

  • prabhakar

    Look forward to big data trends!!

    July 10, 2013

  • Ronan K.

    Oops, I already go to the "SFBay Association of C/C++ Users" meetup...

    July 10, 2013

  • John M.

    The meetings have been pretty good so far. On a less formal basis, I am hoping to meet people who are interested in stream data processing. Having built a few products of this sort, I am noticing patterns in applications and deficiencies in the available technologies.

    July 6, 2013

  • Valerie K.

    Have a conflict.

    June 29, 2013

  • Dj D.

    We had to schedule this meetup on July 10th due to logistics reasons. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. See you on the 10th.

    June 25, 2013

  • Bobby S.

    Thank you, DJ :-)

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have Big Data class that night.

    June 25, 2013

  • Stephen

    Is there any confirmed speaker or agenda?

    June 23, 2013

  • joy d.

    Looking to become more familiar with Big Data and Cloud & meet new members.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me know if I should cancel due to my 7pm arrival time?

    June 17, 2013

  • Eden


    June 15, 2013

  • Toshiyuki T.

    Looking forward to it

    June 11, 2013

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