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Pepperdata Meetup: War Stories from the Hadoop Trenches

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Come hear funny and sometimes terrifying war stories about operating Hadoop at scale in production -- rogue user jobs that took over the cluster, tasks that suddenly stopped completing and disks that thrashed for days. There will be free drinks and food, and a chance to win an iPad mini.

We’ll be hosting a panel discussion with distinguished Hadoop veterans such as Allen Wittenauer (Apache Hadoop committer and former LinkedIn), Eric Baldeschwieler (former Hortonworks CEO / CTO), and Todd Nemet (Looker, former Altiscale, ClearStory Data, and Cloudera). They’ll share their war stories and what they learned and our CEO Sean Suchter will moderate the panel.

6:00 Arrive – Free drinks & appetizers
6:30 Kickoff – Introductions
6:45 Panel discussion – Hadoop war stories
7:30 Mingle
8:00 iPad Mini Giveaway

Pepperdata was founded by former Yahoo and Microsoft executives Sean Suchter and Chad Carson, who bring real-world experience as the first users of large commercial Hadoop clusters at Yahoo, and then used large-scale, high-velocity data at Microsoft to join social data from Facebook and Twitter with Bing web search. More @pepperdata or We’re also hiring! Visit for more information.