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Reminder: The most important Big Data event in DC this year will be 7 May. Sign up now.


hadoopI really hope to see you at the 7 May 2013 Cloudera Session in DC. This event is loaded with lessons learned, advice and information you can use to reduce risk in your big data solution deployments.  Here is more from our last post on the event. Check out the agenda and tell me if you think I got any of this wrong– I really believe this is a once a year opportunity to learn from folks that have “been there and done that” when it comes to real world solutions.

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

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


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



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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