Doug Cutting on Avro and Todd Lipcon on HBase and Accumulo

Avro: a data format for Big Data

Doug Cutting, Cloudera

The Hadoop-based big data ecosystem is composed of many independent open source projects. Most folks use Hadoop as their big data kernel plus several other components on top, such as HBase, Pig, Hive, Flume or Sqoop.

Avro provides a common data format to maximize interoperability between these.  It is efficient and supports both versioning and complex, dynamic data-types.

A Comparison of HBase and Accumulo

Todd Lipcon, Cloudera

On the surface, Apache HBase and Accumulo are both mature implementations of Google's BigTable distributed storage system; however, the two systems have been implemented by independent developer communities and with very different use cases in mind. This resulted in certain differences, both in the underlying implementation as well as the feature sets provided to their users. This presentation will explore some of the similarities and differences, and summarize key areas in which each project could learn from and benefit the other.


6:00-6:30 - Networking, snacks, refreshments
6:30-7:30 - First presentation
7:30-7:40 - Break and next presentation setup
7:40-8:10 - Second presentation
8:10-8:40 - Moderated discussion on BigData technologies

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  • David

    Excellent venue, and an even better talk! I was a bit worried that that talk wasn't going to be very technical given the crowd, but I was pleasantly surprised!

    February 9, 2012

  • Ahmet M. U.

    Attended the event however have not received the slides. Can some please provide instructions on how to get them or the actual copy?

    January 30, 2012

  • Daniel J.

    I was promised slides to my inbox. PowerPoint all the things!

    January 29, 2012

  • Josh S.

    Really good presentations and great venue.

    January 26, 2012

  • David M.

    Good info. Would have liked copies of the slides.

    January 26, 2012

  • Brian H.

    great to see Doug and Todd in person. someone i work with even got Doug's autograph! very good presentation.

    January 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well organized and excellent pace of the presentations. The meetup gave me a lot to think about.

    January 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Their discussions of future direction was quite helpful

    January 26, 2012

  • Sandy H.

    Both talks were done well. concise and to the point leaving time for questions afterward. I look forward to getting copies of the presentations.

    January 26, 2012

  • Mark

    For those that were interested in Hadoop node.js integration I just ran across the above link discussing such work coming from Microsoft. Looks like there will also be a talk about it at strata.

    January 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Go through the main entrance, 13th floor

    January 25, 2012

  • Clay M.

    Yes, where is the building do we go?

    January 25, 2012

  • Andrea L.

    The National Press Club is a big place. Where in the building where this be?

    January 25, 2012

  • Bob G.

    I really appreciate you bringing Todd and Doug to the group. I look forward to catching up with you and them there. I also hope to blog on this afterwards. Thanks again! The DC community needs more events like this.

    January 24, 2012

  • Erin O

    I coordinated the speakers and work at Cloudera on the Federal team here in DC, so feel free to email me at [masked] and I'll get you what you need. Thanks!

    January 24, 2012

  • David M.

    Can those on the waitlist get copies of the presentations if they are not bumped to the attendee list?

    January 24, 2012

  • Todd J.

    Looking forward to learning more.

    January 5, 2012

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