We are pleased to invite you to the first meeting of Stockholm Hadoop User Group. The opening meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24 at 19:00 at Spotify Office (Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 11tr, Stockholm).
Topic: Up-to-date introduction to Apache Hadoop and Big Data at Spotify
Speakers: Wouter de Bie (Spotify), Adam Kawa (Spotify)
In this talk, we will present Apache Hadoop - one of the most popular tools for big data processing, that has been successfully deployed in production by many companies for several years. While Hadoop is considered to be a reliable, scalable and cost-effective solution, it is still constantly being improved by a large community of developers. As a result, the recently released version 2.0 offers several revolutionary features including YARN (often called MapReduce 2.0), HDFS Federation and a highly-available NameNode, which makes the Hadoop cluster much more powerful and reliable. We will describe the advantages of these components and explain how they improve the “more traditional” version of Apache Hadoop.
In the second half of the presentation, we will give overview of the Big Data infrastructure at Spotify. We will discuss real-world problems that we have been solved using open-source technologies, as well as challenges that we would like to attack in the future.
Wouter de Bie is the Team Lead Analytics and Data Infrastructure at Spotify. He heads up a team of data engineers and is responsible for the data infrastructure and architecture.
Adam Kawa is a software developer at Spotify whose daily job includes the implementation of MapReduce jobs and administration of the Hadoop cluster. Prior to Spotify, he worked with Hadoop at Warsaw University and IBM. From time to time, he blogs at HakunaMapData.com.
Last, but not least, free pizza and beverages will be available for the participants during the meetup. If you are willing to come, please click the “attend button” on this page. This will help us to estimate the number of pizzas and drinks based on declared attendance.
The event is scheduled for a little more than 2 hours in total. The presentation will take about 1h 15min + about 15 minutes for Q&A. After that there will be about 45 minutes of socializing.
Note: please RSVP to this meetup, since we need to put everybody on a guest list for entering the Spotify office. The event will be held in the cafeteria of the Spotify office, so don’t go to the normal entrance but to the 11th floor.
The door will be open at 18:30. Because of fire regulations, we need to keep a list of everybody in the building, so please make sure that you get your name ticked off the list at the entrance or (in case of a +1), make sure that the person at the door puts your name on the list.
See you at the meeting!