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Introduction to the Accumulo Database

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Hope to have a great March Meetup! We are branching out a bit and talking about another NoSQL database - Accumulo. Should be great to hear about another emerging technology and how it compares to HBase.

Please check the map for directions to the meetup and note there is free parking off walnut street on the northeast side of the building.

Hope to see you there!


  • 6:00 - 6:30 - Socialize over food and beer(s)

  • 6:30 - 6:45 - Announcements, Upcoming Events

  • 6:45 - 7:45 - Presentation: The Accumulo Database by Jared Winick

  • 7:45 - ?:?? - Unconference ( - Have something you'd like to discuss with the group? Let's use the Unconference format to break into smaller groups and dig deep into specific topics.



Accumulo is a sorted, distributed key/value store based on Google's BigTable design. It is built on top of Apache Hadoop, Zookeeper, and Thrift. It features a few novel improvements on the BigTable design in the form of cell-level access labels and a server-side programming mechanism that can modify key/value pairs at various points in the data management process.

In addition to discussing the features of Accumulo, we will explore an example application that uses Accumulo to perform simple trending analytics on data from the Twitter Streaming API

About the Speaker

Jared is a Principal Software Engineer at ITT Exelis in Aurora where he supports US Government customers in the Defense and Intelligence Community. Jared has worked in the defense industry since graduating from The University of Michigan with a B.S and M.S. in Computer Science in 2002 and 2003 respectively. He lives in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver where like most of his neighbors he has a wife, baby, and dog.

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