Analytical Architectures using Hadoop
In this talk, Casey will present his experiences leveraging Hadoop technologies to solve traditional "Data Warehousing" analytical needs, as well as solving new analytic scenarios, for which the Hadoop ecosystem is particularly well suited.
BIO: Casey Kiernan / Senior Director / Data Architecture / Shopzilla, Inc.
Casey has over 20 years experience in the database industry with over 20 US patents in the areas of Data visualization, processing and lineage. He spent 10 years as Microsoft as the Development manager for the Microsoft SQL Server Tools team. More recently, Casey worked at American Express defining a 1PB data architecture supporting Fraud analytics (using Columnar storage), and at University of Phoenix as Director/Data Architecture for their on-line classroom (using Hadoop/Hbase/Riak). Casey joined Shopzilla in October and is heading up our Hadoop strategy and analytical data architectures.
Recommendations with Mahout and CDH3
Have you ever been recommended a friend on Facebook? Or an item you might be interested in on Amazon? If so then youve benefitted from the value of recommendation systems. Recommendation systems apply knowledge discovery techniques to the problem of making recommendations that are personalized for each user. Recommendation systems are one way we can use algorithms to help us sort through the masses of information to find the good stuff in a very personalized way. In this talk Josh takes a look at how users can get basic recommendation going with Mahout and CDH3.
BIO: Josh Patterson / Solution Architect / Cloudera.
Prior to joining Cloudera, he was responsible for bringing Hadoop into the smartgrid during his involvement in the openPDC project. His focus in the smartgrid realm with Hadoop and HBase was using machine learning to discover and index anomolies in time series data. Josh is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelors in Business Management and a Masters of Computer Science with a thesis titled "TinyTermite: A Secure Routing Algorithm" where he worked in mesh networks and swarm algorithms. Josh has over 13 years in software development and continues to contribute to projects in the open source community.