Big Data, Data Science, and Hadoop

Speaker: Ofer Mendelevitch of Hortonworks

In the era of big data, many organizations acquire and collect more data from more sources than ever before. This is exciting for data scientists, who now have the access they always wanted to very large datasets, as well as having new kinds of data available for advanced analytics.

Ofer will describe the benefits of big data for data scientists, and how Hadoop and HDInsight fit into the modern data architecture and enable data-driven products.

You'll learn:

  • What data science actually means
  • The term "data products"
  • The benefits of using big data for data scientists
  • How Hadoop helps data scientists work with big data
  • About HDInsight, the big data platform from Microsoft and Hortonworks


Ofer Mendelevitch is Director of Data Sciences at Hortonworks, where he is responsible for professional services involving data science with Hadoop, including use-cases like recommender systems, prediction, classification and search.

Prior to joining Hortonworks, Ofer served as Entrepreneur in Residence at XSeed Capital where he developed an investment strategy around big data.


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  • Suresh B.

    Very informative meetup. Thanks Ofer and Mark. Will you be uploading the slide deck to this meetup?

    May 3, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Ofer provided an excellent perspective on big data, data products, the role of the data scientist, and where Hortonworks fits into the Hadoop community. Thanks Ofer, and to the 100+ who attended this meeting!

    May 3, 2013

  • Amin

    It was a well-structured presentation. I preferred a more detailed level, but I think the higher-level presentation was a better fit for majority of the audience.

    May 3, 2013

  • Jafer

    Speaker was informative but some demo could really help beginners.

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Laimei J.

    Large turn out

    May 2, 2013

  • Cameron A.

    Looking forward to it!

    May 2, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Scheduling Conflicts

    April 26, 2013

  • Didier G.

    Looking forward to seeing you there.

    Didier

    April 23, 2013

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