Database Week! Making Sense of Big Data with Hadoop + Free beer, candy, swag...


Making Sense of Big Data with Hadoop

presented by:

Gwen Shapira, Senior Oracle DBA and Oracle ACE Director at Pythian

A Database Week event:

+ Free beer, swag, sodas, candy, nuts, trail mix & healthy-goodies + RAFFLE!

Hadoop is an open source framework for distributed data analysis. It is also a major part of Oracle's recently announced Big Data Appliance. This presentation will discuss questions raised by traditional IT organizations as they are trying to move Hadoop from the development lab to the data center: Is Hadoop just another ETL tool? What unique value can Hadoop bring to the business? How does the data in Hadoop fit into data life cycle in the organization? And how can we connect the dots to arrive at a consistent and manageable BI architecture? This presentation is aimed at IT professionals who are interested in moving with their organization toward an era where big data is a strategic advantage.

Gwen Shapira, Senior Oracle DBA at Pythian (

Gwen Shapira is Pythian's newest Oracle ACE Director and has studied computer science, statistics, and operations research at the University of Tel Aviv, and then went on to spend the next ten years in different technical positions in the IT industry. Gwen is an OakTable member, and an Oracle Certified Professional, specializing in scalability and high-availability solutions such as RAC and Streams. Gwen Shapira also maintains a popular Oracle related blog:

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Power-Networking at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm