Chris Wensel

Chris Wensel
CTO, Concurrent, Inc

Website | @cwensel

Chris Wensel is the founder of Concurrent Inc., and the author of the Cascading data processing open-source project. He also co-founded Scale Unlimited, the first Hadoop and “Big Data” related professional services and training company, where he mentored companies like Sun Microsystems, Apple, and numerous startups in the Bay Area.

Chris bootstrapped his first Internet startup in the early 90’s, creating an early Web server-side scripting language used by companies in the real estate and insurance verticals. During the late 90’s, Chris focused on distributed-agent based systems where he received several patents on distributed computing. From there he became Chief Architect for the fastest growing business unit at Thomson Reuters. Just prior to Concurrent, Chris was a Consulting Architect to TeleAtlas geo-content management group in Belgium.


Location: Mission City B5
Abe Taha (Karmasphere), Shevek - (Karmasphere), Ken Krugler (Bixo Labs), Chris Wensel (Concurrent, Inc)
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This tutorial will explain MapReduce and how to develop big data applications in Java and high level languages such as Pig and Hive SQL. Using examples it will cover how to prototype, debug, monitor, test and optimize big data applications for Hadoop. Attendees will get hands-on instruction and will leave with a solid understanding of how to analyze data on Hadoop clusters and practical examples. Read more.


  • Thomson Reuters
  • EMC Data Computing Division
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Microsoft
  • Gnip
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • IBM
  • Windows Azure MarketPlace DataMarket
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Aster Data
  • Cloudera
  • Clustrix
  • DataStax, Inc. (formerly Riptano, Inc.)
  • Digital Reasoning Systems
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Impetus
  • Jaspersoft
  • Karmasphere
  • LinkedIn
  • MarkLogic
  • Pentaho
  • Pervasive
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Splunk
  • Urban Mapping
  • Wolfram|Alpha
  • Esri
  • ParAccel
  • Tableau Software

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