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Agile PIG/Hadoop and Hadoop YARN

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Enabling Data Agility with Pig, Hadoop and Other Tools

Russell Jurney
Technology Evangelist, Hortonworks

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.

Russell Jurney:
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.

Next Generation MapReduce and YARN

Eric Baldeschweiler

Co-founder Hortonworks

Apache Hadoop has evolved rapidly to become the leading platform for capturing, processing and analyzing big data. The community continues to evolve the core Hadoop technology so that it is more reliable, more efficient and flexible. Join Eric Baldeschweiler as he discusses enhancements to HDFS, next generation MapReduce and YARN and other improvements that are happening now in the Hadoop community.

Eric Baldeschweiler:

Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, Eric served as VP Hadoop Software Engineering for Yahoo!, where he led the evolution of Apache Hadoop from a 20 node prototype to a 42,000 node service that is behind every click at Yahoo!. Eric also served as a technology leader for Inktomi’s web service engine, which Yahoo! acquired in 2003. Prior to Inktomi, Eric developed software for video games, video post production systems and 3D modeling systems. Eric has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University


6:00-7:00 - Snacks and Networking

7:00-7:15 - Announcements

7:15-7:45 - First Speaker

7:45-7:50 - Break

7:50-8:20 - Second Speaker