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Big Data and Other Data Visualization Challenges

  • Feb 5, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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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

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  • Kon S.

    Passing on this message from this months presenter Dean Yao. Thanks again guys.

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks to those who joined the Melbourne Java User Group Meetup last week on the topic of Big Data and Other Data Visualization Challenges. You can see a recording here: If you want to learn more, we'd encourage you to take a look at our past webinars (

    Dean Yao
    Jinfonet Software (JReport)

    February 12, 2014

  • Marcelo G.

    Very interesting

    February 12, 2014

  • Marcelo G.

    Very interesting

    February 12, 2014

  • Gopi Y.

    Thanks Kon, the article was very informative.

    February 12, 2014

  • Kon S.

    Here is the Graham's blog on BigQuery for those interested

    February 7, 2014

  • Gordon O.

    Good talk

    February 6, 2014

  • David W.

    Good topics. I really liked the 2nd talk on fast Google data queries.

    February 6, 2014

  • james p.

    Hi, I think the jreport presentation was more of a sales pitch than anything to do with big data? 10 minutes of Google big query made up for it though, thanks

    February 6, 2014

  • Nilay S.

    It was really good to know about BigData and related tools and upcoming technologies surrounding it.

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • Ram A.

    I am java developer, actively looking for a job. Currently working on my blog:

    February 5, 2014

    • Kon S.

      Hi Ram, the best place for these sort of posts is our linked in group. Check out http://www.linkedin.c...­ Thanks and see you tonight.

      February 5, 2014

  • Kon S.

    Hi Everyone

    Appreciate those of you who have RSVP'd for tonight. There is still a large waitlist and the venue is at capacity. If you are no longer able to attend I know those waiting would really appreciate you updating your RSVP (and thanks to those who've already done so)

    Dont forget we are also streaming via hangout on air (youtube) so if you can't get into the meetup physically, you can still follow us online.

    Best Regards

    February 5, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    Hi everyone! Just a reminder, please set your "RSVP" to "no" if you are no longer able to make it, so your spot will become available for someone else. Our "no show" policy will be in effect for this meetup.

    February 4, 2014

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    Food, Beverage & Speaker Sponsorship of MelbJVM 2014 finale.

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    Food & beverage sponsor August 2014.

  • Pivotal Inc

    Food and Beverage sponsor for the October 2013 meetup

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    Food, Beverage and feature speaker for Feb 2014 meetup

  • Peoplebank

    Providing a room with a view for our meetup plus food & bev sponsorship

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