Russell Jurney - 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.
Book link is: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920025054.do
You can read the book on OFPS now here: http://ofps.oreilly.com/titles/9781449326265/
Russell Jurney cut his data teeth in casino gaming, building web apps to analyze the performance of slot machines in the US and Mexico. After dabbling in entrepreneurship, interactive media and journalism, he moved to silicon valley to build analytics applications at scale at Ning and LinkedIn. Now he preaches Hadoop at Hortonworks. He lives on a cliff above the ocean in Pacifica, California with his wife Kate and two fuzzy dogs.
Gareth Llewellyn - Switching
Gareth works in the DevOps area for Datasift working with BigData, cutting edge open source software, weird and wonderful Network hardware, SAN's and scaling it all to cope with the amount of data thrown at it.
More information on Gareth's talk will follow.
Venue - 10gen
Event space kindly being provided by 10gen:
10gen is the company behind MongoDB, an open source, document-oriented database designed with both scalability and developer agility in mind. 10gen offers production support, training, and consulting for the open source database.
Sponsors - Arista Networks