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Big Data is a Big Deal - Running Hadoop In The Cloud

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Speaker Bruno Terkaly of Microsoft

Bruno Terkaly of Microsoft's Azure team will give us a solid understanding of underpinnings and principles of Hadoop, perhaps the most sought after high-paying skill for a developer today. He'll begin by showing how you build your own single node cluster of Hadoop on the Linux virtual machine (CentOS) for free so you can start learning immediately.

The session will begin with a raw Linux VM and all the necessary components will be downloaded and installed. You can be up and running quickly in the cloud within 30 minutes. This session will contain code and will show no more than a few slides. You'll learn about writing the low-level map/reduce code in Java, which is really the low-level assembly language of Hadoop code. Then Bruno will introduce more efficient approaches to analyzing big data with Hadoop, running high level queries and analyzing crime information from San Francisco as the example. You'll create tables, import data, and group crime types!

Bruno Terkaly is an evangelist for Microsoft in the Bay Area. He gravitates to the four pillars of today: (1) cloud (2) mobile (3) big data; (4) Windows 8. Bruno is a monthly columnist for the MSDN Windows Azure Insider.