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The Big Data World Comes to DC 7 May 2013: Reduce risk in your Big Data deployments with the Cloudera Sessions

By very popular demand, the Big Data briefing team that packs events coast to coast is returning to DC for a day of sessions that will provide lessons learned from real-world deployments of Big Data solutions. Come hear from engineers who contribute code to  the open source projects around Hadoop, the technologists who deliver real solutions into the hands of end users, and Hadoop users who plan and manage large scale “Big” data solutions (like Oliver Guinan from Skybox imaging).

If you have data, of any size big or small, and if you use computers to do analysis, on just about any challenge, you will benefit from this incredible session.

One of the people speaking is Mike Olson, the mission-focused/community-oriented CEO of Cloudera who is one of the best communicators in all of Silicon Valley.  Another favorite is Josh Wills, the ultimate Data Scientist. In fact, I like his definition of Data Scientist better than any I have ever seen.  He describes the term this way:

“Data Scientist (n.): Person who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician.”

This is also a chance to meet a DC-based hero of Big Data, Joey Echeverria. I imagine other DC friends like Erin Hawley and Chuck Tailor will also be here. This will be a great event.

Here is more from their announcement:

Where are You on the Road to Big Data?

It’s the challenge you face every day: how to mastermind Big Data for maximum value.

Today’s IT and Data Management professionals are under increasing pressure to provide greater business insights from all their data – both structured and unstructured.

Company leaders are relying on IT to leverage Big Data to transform their business and gain a competitive advantage.

“Having the data isn’t the hard thing. The hard thing is exploring the data.”
- Mike Olson, CEO, Cloudera

We can help

The Cloudera Sessions offer an inside track, based on our experience as the market leader in Hadoop and Big Data…to help you identify where you are on your journey with Apache Hadoop.

Hadoop is critical to a growing number of Big Data initiatives for both storing and accelerating data processing, at costs that are many, many times lower than ever before.

“Deploying Cloudera allows us to process orders of magnitude more information through our systems, and that technological capability in combination with Experian’s expertise in bringing together data assets is driving new, real insights into tomorrow’s marketing environments.”
- Jeff Hassemer, VP Product Strategy, Experian

Join us for the Cloudera Sessions

  • Design a Blueprint for Data Management - Pursue a practical, proven approach to implementation of Hadoop for a full range of workloads…while achieving gains in operational efficiency
  • Meet Mission Critical SLAs with Big Data - Optimize slow or complex ETL/ELT transformation workloads in order to meet critical SLAs.
  • Deliver Improved Business Value with Big Data - Gain the advantage of ALL your data while employing your existing BI tools and practices.
  • Optimize Your Data Warehouse for Improved ROI & Data Utilization - Derive incremental value from your existing data warehouse, accelerate query performance, and enable new workloads not previously viable.
  • Make Management Easier - Understand how the latest advancements in Hadoop management, governance, and lineage can provide a more unified view of all your data.

Click on a city at the left to see its unique agenda.

Now is the time

Network with your peers, colleagues and Cloudera professionals as you take the next step in our clinics session and learn to build your own platform for Big Data, by integrating your existing data management infrastructure and Hadoop.

Tyson’s Corner Marriott

8028 Leesburg Pike
Tyson’s Corner , VA 22182

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General Session
7:30am
Registration, Breakfast, Sponsor Networking
8:15am
Cloudera Keynote: A Blueprint for Data Management
Mike Olson – CEO and Co-Founder, Cloudera
8:45am
HP Keynote – Build Your Enterprise-ready Foundation for Big Data
Michael Garcia – Director, Special Programs Office, HP
Improving Operational Efficiency
9:15am
Meet Mission Critical SLAs with Big Data
Joey Echeverria – Principal Solution Architect, Cloudera
9:45am
Optimize Your Data Warehouse for Improved ROI & Data Utilization
Webster Mudge – Sr. Director, Technology Solutions, Cloudera
Joey Echeverria – Principal Solution Architect, Cloudera
10:15am
Break, Snacks, Sponsor Networking
Mark Chisam – Systems Engineer, Cloudera
10:45am
Delivering Improved Business Value with Big Data
Mark Chisam – Systems Engineer, Cloudera
11:15am
Centralized Systems and Data Management
Webster Mudge – Sr. Director, Technology Solutions, Cloudera
11:45am
Building Data Products
Josh Wills – Sr. Director of Data Science, Clouder
12:15am
Fireside Chat with Skybox Imaging
Mike Olson – CEO and Co-Founder, Cloudera
Oliver Guinan – Vice President, Ground Software
1:00pm
Break, Lunch, Sponsor Networking
Clinics Where are you on the Track to Big Data?
2:00pm
TRACK 1

First Steps
Get Started with Hadoop
:
Chris Bove –
Systems Engineer, Cloudera

TRACK 2

Next Steps
Fostering Hadoop Excellence and Preparing Your Springboard:
Mark Chisam –
Systems Engineer, Cloudera
 

 

TRACK 3

Advanced Steps
Fast-track Development for ETL and Data Integration:

Joey Echeverria – Principal Solution Architect, Cloudera
Stan Dorcey –
Sr. Product Specialist, Informatica

To sign up see their announcement.

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