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Hadoop: Big Data or Big Deal? - Eduard Erwee

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Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tier 1 Financial Institutions and many other companies are betting their futures on Big Data. What about you? Will Hadoop swoop in and change everything you know about databases?

Eduard Erwee will dispel some common misconceptions about Hadoop and show that

• Big Data complements your SQL Server, it does not replace it,

• you don't need to be a pro at Linux to use big data,

• you don't need to learn complex new languages, not when standard SQL will do and

• you don't need to spend all your time in the dull, black command prompt.

By the end of this session, Eduard hopes to share enough with you so you feel comfortable enough to take your first steps into big data. Note: Some basic SQL knowledge may be helpful for some parts of the talk.

Eduard is an ex-Microsoft SQL Premier Field Engineer of 4 years with an additional 16 years of SQL Server development experience. He now works in banking.