Past Meetup

LVTech Meetup: Hadoop & Impala | AlphaMutt Demo

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Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

Ben Franklin Tech Ventures

116 Research Drive · Bethlehem, PA

How to find us

We are on the 4th Floor. Please park in the large parking lot at the rear of the building.

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The Hadoop ecosystem is synonymous with Big Data. Join us for an introduction to Hadoop and hear about some powerful key ecosystem projects from the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) like Spark, Impala, HBase, Hive and Solr.

We'll kick the evening off with a demo of AlphaMutt! AlphaMutt creates innovative pet products that help pet owners easily train and entertain their pets. They'rec urrently developing a device that humanely and automatically trains pets to stay off furniture in a nonobstructive manner.

6:30 - Food / Networking
7:00 - AlphaMutt Demo
7:15 - Hadoop & Impala
8:30 - Q&A / Wrap Up

Topic: We will discuss big data analytics in detail and show a technical demo with Apache Impala which supports the number one technical use case for Big Data - SQL on Hadoop.

Impala will allow you fast access to data stored on your Hadoop cluster to support reporting, interactive BI, and Advanced Analytics by leveraging the simplicity and power of the SQL language.

Watch as we easily break down the data silos between disparate data sets into actionable intelligence. You don't want to miss this.

Derek Kane has spent the last 20 years building solutions with data. Before joining Cloudera, he spent the previous ten years working for a large financial services company where he was a Lead Architect.

As a part of the Innovation team, Derek led the creation of Big Data solutions for an organization that managed $2 trillion in assets. He has also built out multiple Centers of Excellence covering Business Intelligence and Data Visualization.

He is a patent holder for an application that manages Total Cost of Ownership of technology solutions. Derek received a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University and spent a number of years in the Lehigh Valley. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Derek joined Cloudera in 2015 and currently works closely with many customers as an Enterprise Systems Engineer.