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• 6:00-6:30 - Tours of the facility

• 6:30-7:00 - Food and Drink

• 7:00-8:00 - Presentation

• 8:00-8:15 - Q&A

Join us and take a quick stroll through the how's and why's of 'Hadoop in the cloud'! Utilizing the cloud for your big data infrastructure can bring significant benefits. But, there are also some pitfalls that must be taken into consideration.

The sessions will cover the basic steps in involved in deploying a Hadoop environment in 'the cloud.' We'll discuss the benefits of creating templates to automate deployments and show how that actually works in practice. We'll demonstrate some of the benefits to remaining agile by using the flexibility of a cloud deployment for Hadoop in non-production (and potentially production) environments. We will also discuss in detail the performance, management, and financial issues that you should consider when deploying in this type of environment.

About the speakers

Bob Stolzberg, Director of Ecosystem, Evangelism, and Product Owner for Marketplace and Managed Apps @ CenturyLink - Bob is a Director within the CenturyLink cloud product organization. In this role, Bob works with CenturyLink's Ecosystem Partners to integrate their technology with the CenturyLink Cloud marketplace, evangelizes technology to communities, and turns solutions into managed applications. Bob has served as a subject matter expert in the areas of Cloud technology and DRBC for the past several years and has more than 17 years of engineering experience in the IT industry.

Jonathan Vincenzo is a 25-year IT veteran focused on databases and database architecture. He is an Oracle certified professional (OCP) and has reached Oracle’s highest level of certification, Oracle Certified Master. He is a contributing author to several Oracle Press books on database performance, tuning, and PL/SQL programming. Additionally, he is an editor for both Oracle Magazine and Select (IOUG magazine) where he reviews contributions for both technical content accuracy and clarity. He is a regular presenter at Oracle OpenWorld as well as National and Regional IOUG conferences. He has presented on topics as diverse as Oracle SQLNet Tuning, Linux System Administration, and how to monetize the benefits of creating a private Oracle database cloud.

In addition to his Oracle expertise, Jonathan also has received his MCSE for SQLServer and is an OCP for MySQL Database Administration. Jonathan is also a regional subject matter expert for CenturyLink in Big Data and analytics, having designed and implemented multiple big data solutions and integrated them with existing relational database infrastructures.

Jonathan has a PhD and Master’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Business Science from Norwich University. He is also an 8-year U.S. Army veteran having served as a trainer and in Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

CenturyLink is sponsoring this Meetup.