Seattle Scalability Meetup - Agile Data & Apache Tez

This meetup focuses on Scalability and technologies to enable handling large amounts of data: Hadoop, HBase, distributed NoSQL databases, and more!

There's not only a focus on technology, but also everything surrounding it including operations, management, business use cases, and more.

We've had great success in the past, and are growing quickly! Previous guests were from Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon, Cloudant, Microsoft, 10gen/MongoDB, and more.


This month's guests:


Russell Jurney, author, Agile Data

Russell will present about rapidly prototyping analytics applications using the Hadoop stack to return to agility in light of the ever deepening analytics stack. The presentation uses Hadoop, Pig, NoSQL stores and lightweight web frameworks to rapidly connect end-users to real insights. Topics covered include writing User Defined Functions in Pig and publishing insights mined on Hadoop to NoSQL stores like MongoDB, HBase, and Cassandra, and using Python, Ruby, JRuby and Node.js to present data mined on Hadoop in a web browser.

Gunter Hagleitner, Architect, Hortonworks: Apache Tez

Tez is an effort to develop a generic application framework which can be used to process arbitrarily complex data-processing tasks and also a re-usable set of data-processing primitives which can be used by other projects. By providing a more expressive DAG of tasks for a job, Tez attempts to provide significantly enhanced data-processing capabilities for projects like Apache Pig, Apache Hive, Cascading etc.

Gunther Hagleitner has been contributing to various hadoop projects for over four years both at Yahoo! as well as Hortonworks. He is a PMC member of the Apache Tez project. Before Hadoop, Gunther has been working on database technology for more than a decade. At Hortonworks he is leading Hive efforts in the Stinger project.

Our format is flexible: We usually have 2 speakers who talk for ~30 minutes each and then do Q+A plus discussion (about 45 minutes each talk) finish by 8:45.

There'll be beer afterwards, of course!

Meetup Location:

WhitePages,[masked]th Avenue #1600, Seattle, WA

After-beer Location:

Rock Bottom Brewery

Doors open 30 minutes ahead of show-time. Please show up at least 15 minutes early out of respect for our first speaker.


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  • Cindy C.

    Hey, gang! A couple of my friends and I are starting a new venture in healthcare, and would really appreciate it if you can fill out a 3 minute survey for us. It would help a lot. Thank you.

    May 4, 2014

  • Russell J.

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Denis G.

    Yep, that was awesome talks. Especially "Agile Data", I've bought Russell's book, it seems like pretty fun to read and explore a stack of technologies around Big Data.

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Mei L.

    Galina, here are the presentations:

    Agile Data -

    Tez: Accelerating Hadoop Query Processing -

    Hive + Tez -

    2 · April 25, 2014

  • Rick G.

    good talk. are there slides available?

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Paul O.

    Please, not so fast. The room is always full because Wed downtown is when most of us can make it, it is heavily serving a vibrant downtown community. Eastside on other days of the week wouldn't work at all in my case, I'd never go.

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Nikita G.

    Unfortunately I had to skip the second meetup in a row because of the traffic from the eastside. Is there a chance the organizers could experiment with changing day of the week meetups take place? It's not scientific, but it looks like Wednesday is one of the worst days in terms of traffic.

    1 · April 23, 2014

    • Soumya N.

      Adding to that, it will be great to consider an Eastside venue.

      April 23, 2014

  • Denise W.

    Sorry big deadline @ work. Can't make it tonight.

    April 23, 2014

  • Lindsey T.

    Greythorn will be there to buy the beer after! Look forward to seeing everyone tonight :-)

    April 23, 2014

  • Galina

    Is there any chance this presentation could be recorded and posted online?

    April 23, 2014

  • vijay

    Need some one to let me in

    April 16, 2014

    • Devin B.

      vijay: Is this a future request for help or did you show up one week early?

      2 · April 17, 2014

    • vijay

      Looks like I have wrong date on my calendar! Looking forward to be at the meetup event next week.

      April 17, 2014

  • ChaiJen

    Andrew Rogers, who just spoke in January, is presenting at DAMA-PS Chapter Meeting on April 8. Check out for more info.

    April 4, 2014

  • ChaiJen

    Look forward to it.

    April 4, 2014

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