Many thanks to Akamai for hosting the event!!! Doors will open at 9, and the event starts at 9:30 and goes to about 12, 12:30 as the room will be available until 1. Akamai is also providing coffee and breakfast snacks - many thanks again! For parking please note MIT has a few lots that should be accessible. E51 and Hayward Street among others. Please note that capacity can be much higher with theater style versus a classroom table setup. Hence, we have opened this up theater-style, and so there may be a slight inconvenience during the programming parts (though perhaps some empty seats to allow for elbow room and/or some folks may just be following along).
Diana Mears of Cloudera will be giving a short 2-3 hour tutorial on Pig and Hive which are SQL-like languages for Hadoop and Big Data. Many thanks to Diana for taking the time on a Saturday morning to help us learn about these languages and their capabilities. The workshop will be part lecture, part hands-on tutorial. Diana has forwarded the training VM file, and I have uploaded it to a 4shared account:
Please note that this account has a 100GB bandwidth allotment, and the file is 1.8GB. It took a while to upload (over 45 min - albeit not sure where the bottleneck was), and so I am looking to get another file sharing site going (Dropbox for whatever reason did not like the zip). If you know of any free alternatives, then please let me know. Perhaps we can get a few mirrors up for people who are interested in downloading this VM for the event. Also, Diana mentioned in her email that:
Participants will need to have laptops with either VMWare Player (if they're using PCs) or VMWare Fusion (if they're using Macs) installed. VMWare Player is a free download from vmware.com; there is a free 30-day trial version of VMWare Fusion available, again from vmware.com.
Cloudera is hosting a Hadoop Developer class in Boston on June 26th – 29th and would like to offer the workshop participants a 10% discount on the class with the coupon code: BPA_10
Cloudera has given similar talks recently at Strata - here are some really, really detailed docs on this.
Introduction To Hadoop:
Developing Applications for Hadoop:
If you have any Hive or Pig experience, and would like to demo a short example, then please let me know.