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🚕 Data Lake Analytics: Analyzing Millions of NYC Taxi Trips 🚖 +BEER/FOOD/SWAG+
• Free COGNAC, beer & drinks, swag giveaways, food & fun! Plus, win a Kindle Fire! • Dr. Flavio Villanustre, VP Technology of LexisNexis HPCC Systems (& Former-Neurosurgeon!) with • Arjuna Chala, Sr. Director, LexisNexis HPCC Systems • A Database Month event Most data today tends to be big data. Companies of all sizes are searching for platforms and tools to manage their rapidly growing data sets. However, despite the number of platforms available, bringing heterogeneous data into a homogenous data lake environment is one of the most daunting aspects of any big data implementation. Join Flavio and Arjuna as they discuss real-world case studies to illustrate how to manage disparate data with ease and efficiency. They will walk through how to profile, transform, aggregate and analyze New York City taxi data to extract many important conclusions including traffic volume by day, hour, and week for a given area, number of trips to and from an airport, cash transactions vs credit, and much more using the open-source (and completely free) HPCC Systems platform built by LexisNexis, one of the largest data aggregating companies in the world. LexisNexis Risk Solutions built HPCC Systems on the premise that big data is actually a solution and not a problem, and harvesting large data from thousands of sources helps in incorporating a learning-based approach to handling data. In this fun-filled presentation, you will learn how to: • Improve the speed and accuracy of the processes for transformation, cleaning, normalization and aggregation • Enable efficient use of developer resources and development budgets • Facilitate the use of standard hardware, operating systems and protocols ••• Dr. Flavio Villanustre, VP Technology, LexisNexis HPCC Systems ••• Dr. Flavio Villanustre leads HPCC Systems, and is also VP of Technology for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this position, he is responsible for information security, overall platform strategy and new product development. Dr. Villanustre is also involved in a number of projects involving big data integration, analytics and business intelligence. Previously, Dr. Villanustre was Director of Infrastructure for Seisint. Dr. Villanustre was a neurosurgeon prior to his technology career. ••• Arjuna Chala, Sr. Director, LexisNexis HPCC Systems ••• Arjuna Chala is Senior Director of Special Projects for the HPCC Systems platform at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. With almost 20 years of experience in software design, Arjuna leads the development of next generation big data capabilities including creating tools around exploratory data analysis, data streaming and business intelligence. • Swag giveaway + food/drinks at 6:30pm • Power-Networking at 6:35pm • Presentation starts at 6:40pm Please go to and learn how you can help a foster-kid who needs you - they have no one else!

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The NYC NoSQL & NewSQL Group
(formerly known as The NYC MySQL Group)
is the world’s largest database Meetup!

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HD-Video of our previous events is regularly posted to our YouTube channel and published to the Database Month website

Learn amazing new data tech from technology creators, founders & tech execs CEO / CTO / CIO / VP.

All of our presentations are geared for a general-audience of people interested in database technologies; many events go into deep-tech but always include prerequisite knowledge so that all attendees (beginners to advanced) can expect to be able to grasp the concepts and leave much more knowledgeable.

SQL NYC is the world's largest database community on Meetup, focusing on NoSQL, NewSQL & Big Data.

Prior speakers have included:
- Creator of MySQL
- Both founders, CEO and CTO, of MongoDB
- Inventor of PHP
- Chief Technical Officer of the City of New York
- Founder of Microsoft Azure DocumentDB
- CEO of Couchbase
...and the list goes on...

About our SQL NYC community, written by Edward Oates:
(Ed Oates co-founded Oracle Corporation with Larry Ellison)

Data is at the center of our technological revolution: acquiring it, accessing it, searching it, analyzing it, and securing it. Nearly everything else we do is to provide a user friendly window for those activities.

Gathering to learn about data management and security is a vital activity to motivate the innovators who will sustain our technological progress and who will make the break through inventions that advance us by leaps rather than steps.

Database Month Festival (
To remain cutting-edge, we host the biannual Database Month ( festival, focusing on:


NoSQL including MongoDB, Couchbase, Aerospike, CouchDB, Redis, Riak, Cloudant

NewSQL such as NuoDB, VoltDB, MemSQL

MySQL forks & alternatives like Clustrix, MariaDB, Percona, Drizzle

Big data technologies like Hadoop, Cassandra, MarkLogic, HPCC

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Techie Youth ( is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity of NYC that provides technology-education, followed by assistance beginning an IT-career, to at-risk youth in NYC & Long Island who are in foster-care and classified as being severely-at-risk of becoming homeless and/or incarcerated in the next 18-24 months.

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