Amid all the hype and investment around big data technologies, many Java software engineers are asking what it takes to become big data engineers. As Java professionals, towards which path shall I steer my career?
Join Ryan Desmond and Eric Mizell as they introduce Cascading, an open source application development framework that allows Java developers to build applications on top of Hadoop through its Java API. We’ll provide an overview of the application development landscape for developing applications on Hadoop and explain why Cascading has become so popular, comparing it to other abstractions such as Pig and Hive. Eric and Ryan will also show you how Java developers can easily get started building applications on Hadoop with live examples of good ‘ole Java code.
Ryan Desmond, Solutions Architect, Concurrent
Ryan currently serves as Solution Architect for Concurrent Inc, the minds behind Cascading. Among the most widely used and deployed technology for Big Data applications with more than 280,000+ user downloads a month. Cascading is used by thousands of data-driven businesses including Twitter, eBay, Climate Corp, NOKIA, Telefonica, Etsy and Spotify. Cascading is the de-facto application framework for building and deploying large scale data processing applications. Ryan brings a decade of software and data engineering experience to the table and has brought his entrepreneurial experience to several companies in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York to help them meet rising demand, radical growth and ever evolving challenges.
Eric Mizell, Director - Solutions Engineering, Hortonworks
Eric is the Director of Solution Engineering at Hortonworks, working in the field to integrate Hadoop into existing architectures. He has been in the Big Data space for 5+ years and has help hundreds of companies solve their data problems. Prior to Hortonworks, Eric was the Director of Field Engineering for Terracotta. He has over 20 years of experience in IT which includes Network Engineering, Software Engineering and Solution Engineering. Eric has presented at NFJS, DevNexus, and Hadoop/Java/Spring User Groups.