Welcome to the first full MelbJVM meetup of 2014. With a new version of Java just around the corner, the number of languages on the JVM and the ecosystem of NoSQL, Cloud and BigData tools supporting the platform growing bigger, better and stronger, 2014 is set to be a huge year.
We're also going to be trying something new and streaming our presentations live so that developers all around Australia and the rest of the world can watch online via our Google Hangout on Air.
First Feature Presentation of 2014
Making the most out of BigData is still something many developers and analysts are still trying to learn. You may be able to store and query large volumes of data, but then you've got product managers and users wanting to present it in a variety of different ways, or worse, have no ideas at all but look to you for a solution.
How do you seek relevance from the enormity of data available and make everyone happy? To kick off the year, we begin with an international presenter, Dean Yao from JInfoNet Software answer these questions and more on BigData for a Java developer.
Big Data and Other Data Visualization Challenges in Java
Visualizing data in Java environments is critical for making better business decisions, but presents a host of challenges that require careful consideration. Security, networking, clustering, non-standard data stores, and Big Data sources are common problem areas in Java visualization. Specifically with Big Data, how do you make any sense of this huge treasure trove of unstructured and semi-structured information? With several (i.e., hierarchical or flat) methods to connect to Big Data sources, how do you choose the right way? Join us to discover the best practices and gotchas when visualizing data with Java. Learn how you can easily embed visualization and analytical functionality into your applications, all while avoiding the pitfalls.
Dean Yao is the Director of Marketing at Jinfonet Software, developers of JReport – a BI and visualization solution. Focused on technical marketing, Dean also innovates product and develops best practices. Previously, Dean was a senior product manager at cloud computing startup Nimbula (acquired by Oracle), and technical marketing at VMware where he specialized in virtualization clustering and resource management. He started his career in hardware virtualization research at Intel Research Labs. Dean earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Comp Sci from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in EECS from UC Berkeley.
Jinfonet Software is the leading provider of data visualization and embedded reporting solutions for the enterprise. JReport is a Java-based reporting platform that embeds seamlessly into any application, while delivering reporting, dashboards and analysis via the Web and mobile devices. JReport's intuitive approach to design, deployment and interaction simplifies the work for both developers and users. JReport is in its 12th release cycle and is employed by hundreds of thousands of users at more than 10,000 installations worldwide.
Venue & Sponsors:
This month Shine Technologies is hosting the meetup. Its a block away from where our regular venue, on the corner of Elizabeth and Collins St. (Google Map). Public access to the lift lobby closes around 6pm so we'll post a number on the door to call so you can be let in after that.
Food and Beverage graciously provided by Jinfonet software
* Subject to change
6.30 - 6.45 Networking Drinks
6.45 - 6.50 MelbJVM News
7.00 - 8.00 BigData & Other Visualization Challenges