Skip to main content

Sponsored Sessions

Sponsored sessions led by Strata + Hadoop World sponsors and exhibitors.

Add to your personal schedule
Grand Ballroom
Jack Norris (MapR Technologies)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 15 ratings)
According to Gartner, Hadoop is near the top of the Hype Cycle. While some customers have questions about the enterprise capabilities of Hadoop, the answers are clear as production deployments continue to expand. This session will use successful customer experiences to highlight the power of Hadoop and separate the myths from reality. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Grand Ballroom
Tony Salvador (Intel Corporation )
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 13 ratings)
This talk will cover five major mobile trajectories for the next 10 years creating a brand new world : Seven billion futures, Hyper Digitization, Hyper Individualism, Hyper Collectivity & Hyper Differentiation. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Grand Ballroom
Quentin Clark (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 10 ratings)
The idea that big data will transform businesses and the world is indisputable, but are there enough resources to fully embrace this opportunity? Join Quentin Clark, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, who will share Microsoft’s bold goal to consumerize big data - simplifying the data science process and providing easy access to data with everyday tools. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Grand Ballroom
Ben Werther (Platfora)
Average rating: **...
(2.56, 9 ratings)
During the session attendees will learn how Big Data Analytics is the difference between fact-based enterprises and those focused on the shallow BI beauty contest. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Eron Kelly (Microsoft Corporation), Albert Isern (BISmart)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Learn more about how Microsoft’s Big Data tools are being used to change the way we all do business. Hear from Eron Kelly, General Manager, Microsoft and Albert Isern, CEO, Bismart, on how one of Europe’s largest cities provides a smart-city template that boosts collaboration between the City of Barcelona, its citizens and businesses and other global cities... Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander Center
Ritu Kama (Intel), Vin Sharma (Intel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Hadoop is a powerful and extensible platform for big data storage and processing needs. Join Ritu Kama and Vin Sharma, Hadoop product leads at Intel, to learn how the latest release of the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop brings together a number of security mechanisms - from role-based access control to fine-grained data auditing - to help enterprises ensure governance of their data lake. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Nassau Suite
Ravi Devireddy (Visa Inc), Annika Jimenez (Pivotal)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 10 ratings)
In this talk Annika Jimenez will paint a picture of requirements for data science success, and Ravi Devireddy will discuss the challenges in cyber security, opportunities with hadoop & big-data, and present some use cases and applications. Both will share lessons learned on the bleeding edge of data science. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Nassau Suite
M. C. Srivas (MapR Technologies, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This session steps through how to double performance for MapReduce jobs, achieve high-speed data ingestion, and execute HBase apps 10X faster with consistent low latency. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Daniel Abadi (Yale University), Matthew Grace (Objective Logistics)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
Although there are several SQL-on-Hadoop tools (a concept that Hadapt pioneered in 2009), these tools still rely on ETL (or MapReduce jobs) to structure raw data into a SQL-queryable format. Hear how Hadapt continues to lead the innovation curve with the Data-Driven Schema and Multi-Structured Tables, dramatically improving time-to-insight and depth of analytic possibility. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander Center
Peter Schlampp (Platfora)
Are you getting what you need from big data? If you’re using BI tools and SQL on Hadoop, you’re not. You need deeper insights than are possible with yesterday’s tools... Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Nassau Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Big Data analytics is becoming a competitive advantage. However, traditional storage systems used for analytics are challenged with the performance and scale requirements. This creates bottlenecks and delays the time to results. Join us to learn how organizations are using high performance storage designed for parallel IO to eliminate bottlenecks and accelerate their analytics infrastructure. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Harold Hannon (SoftLayer Technologies)
The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions. Transitioning from initial deployment to large-scale, highly performant operations may not be as easy. Understanding the benefits, weaknesses, and performance characteristics of public and bare metal cloud deployments can help you make the right decisions. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander Center
Mike Hoskins (Actian Corporation), Ari Zilka (Hortonworks)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This session will address some of the biggest challenges faced by companies trying to do ETL or ELT on Hadoop and highlight how they can reuse existing skills to solve these challenges. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander Center
Stephanie McReynolds (ClearStory Data), Vaibhav Nivargi (ClearStory Data), Brian Zotter (ClearStory Data), Stephen McDaniel (Freakalytics)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
See a whole new way to speed the data processing cycle, converge and analyze diverse data, and interact with insights. Because the old approach limits how much data you can access and slows down decision-making. Join us to see a whole new data architecture and data application that converges more data, faster, from diverse sources, and allows a new level of interactive insights. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Nassau Suite
Paul Kent (SAS)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
How does IT balance the tension between “one glorious cluster that serves them all” and “one cluster, one purpose – dedicated for the particular task and not to be interfered with by anything”. Kerberos, C-groups and YARN to the rescue! This talk describes the current practices and speculates how things get better under YARN. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Yongik Park (LG CNS )
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
In this session, we'll discuss some of the real business problems that arise when enterprises embrace big data, from defining requirements, to integrating systems, to managing and sharing resources. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Amir Halfon (MarkLogic)
The flexibility of Apache Hadoop is one of its biggest assets, letting organizations generate value from data that was previously considered too expensive to be stored and processed in traditional databases. But organizations still struggle to get the greatest business value out of their Hadoop deployments. One key concern is how to avoid ... Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander Center
Dan McClary (Oracle)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Organizations are experimenting with Hadoop, but spending too much time in configuration and maintenance. In this session, we'll consider the benefits of an appliance model and the future functionality of pre-integrated Hadoop clusters. Learn about the requirements for an enterprise Hadoop cluster and how a pre-integrated appliance can most efficiently deliver enterprise Hadoop needs. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Nassau Suite
Anurag Tandon (MicroStrategy)
Big data and big analytics will fundamentally transform how organizations conduct business and make decisions. But for that to happen, everyone in the organization needs access to tools and information. In this session, we'll look at what it takes to enable every employee to make data-driven decisions. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Rod Smith (IBM Emerging Internet Technologies )
The Cloud: it offers opportunities and challenges for organizations as it represents a fundamental shift in how IT organizations provide support and services both internally and externally. Join us as we examine the opportunities and challenges of utilizing the cloud including its impact on the traditional enterprise IT leader - the CIO. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander Center
Greg Kleiman (Red Hat), Syed Rasheed (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
In this session, we will discuss real-world customer deployment scenarios that succeeded with the help of Red Hat. We’ll show how these technologies can help harness data from a multitude of sources and turn it into your business advantages (or assets). Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Nassau Suite
Milan Vaclavik (CenturyLink Technology Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Depending on who you talk to, Hadoop is either a massive disruption in IT, or a logical progression of existing technology trends. In this session, Savvis executives will provide a straightforward view of how Hadoop and related big data market dynamics fit into the broader IT market landscape. They will discuss why Hadoop alone is not a panacea for achieving information insight success... Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Grand Ballroom
Josh Klahr (Pivotal)
Average rating: **...
(2.92, 13 ratings)
Data is coming at us from everywhere – in small quantities, large magnitudes, and in almost every format. As Pivotal’s Vice President of Data Platform Product Management, Josh Klahr has the know-how to provide insights on how to build an organization that strategically manages this data in today’s modern and complex enterprise environments. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Grand Ballroom
David Parker (SAP)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 10 ratings)
Big Data is impacting society in ways never possible before – enabling us all to gain insights that can transform the way we do business, work with others, and live our lives. SAP recognizes that this transformation needs grassroots support... Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Grand Ballroom
John Choi (IBM)
Average rating: **...
(2.45, 11 ratings)
What is Big Data? What will it mean for my organization? What technologies do I need? In this session, we will provide a view of what Big Data really means for organizations and how people, processes, and technologies, when brought together, can catalyze a transformational journey. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Grand Ballroom
Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan (ClearStory Data)
Average rating: **...
(2.10, 10 ratings)
Is your big data analysis constrained by slow cycles, specialist-only access, and a process of one-shot, big data analysis? Traditional approaches are painful, costly and tedious. See a whole new way to speed the cycle, converge and analyze diverse data, and interact on insights. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Regent Parlor
David Parker (SAP)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Learn how solutions from SAP and our Hadoop partners can help your organization gain unprecedented insight from Big Data. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Brett Sheppard (Splunk)
Learn firsthand how a leading enterprise used Splunk and their Hadoop distribution to empower the organization with new access to Hadoop data. See how they got up and running in under an hour and enabled their developers to start writing big data apps. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Gramercy Suite B
John Choi (IBM)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
How can big data really help me? What's real and what's hype? How do I ensure my Big Data projects are successful? How do I get started? We will provide real world examples and heuristics from organizations successfully navigating their Big Data journey from early projects to organizational transformation. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Regent Parlor
Jorge A Lopez (Syncsort), Matt Brandwein (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Mainframe is Big Data too! Leveraging it in Hadoop creates a remarkable competitive advantage, but exploiting it without the right tools is nearly impossible, requiring you to wrestle with thousands of lines of Java, Pig, Hive, COBOL and more. This session presents a smarter way to ingest and process mainframe data in Hadoop, and how to bridge the technical, skill and cost gaps between the two. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Rob Rosen (Pentaho), Andrew Robbins (Paytronix), Ross Macleod (Paytronix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Attend this session to learn: What is 'data blending'? How you can take this "next step" with little investment or new skills. Examples of companies taking the "next step" in big data and benefiting from at-the-source Data Blending. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Gramercy Suite B
Arun Murthy (Hortonworks), Alan Gates (Hortonworks), Owen O'Malley (HortonWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Apache Hive is the de facto standard for SQL-in-Hadoop today with more enterprises relying on this open source project than any alternative. New enterprise requirements for Hive to become more real time or interactive have evolved… and the Hive community has responded. Please join Arun Murthy, Owen O'Malley and Alan Gates to learn more about Stinger and improvements to Apache Hive. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Gramercy Suite B
Samuel Kommu (Cisco Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Is it possible to use a BigData cluster for other applications? Should the cluster be virtualized or on bare metal? Local storage or Shared? Which Hadoop version? Cisco will examine and discuss some of these concepts, to help plan and optimize a Big Data cluster running multiple applications without impacting performance. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Regent Parlor
Matt Schumpert (Datameer)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
With data scientists in short supply, it's surprising that much of their precious time is spent doing "data plumbing"—preparing data or servicing business users rather than doing actual data science. In this session, we'll look at the gradual evolution of tools that's moving us towards self-service data science. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Rhinelander South
Jim Englert (Gilt)
In July 2013 a team from Basho joined up with a team of Gilt engineers at Gilt's Dublin office to spend a few days testing how Riak would handle Gilt's production traffic on the company's main user store. In this talk Jim will discuss this process, the results of this stress test, and how Gilt--one of the top eCommerce companies in the U.S... Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Regent Parlor
Paul Groom (Kognitio)
Is Hadoop ready for high-concurrency complex BI? Even with Hadoop 2.0 on the way? Advanced analytics requires rip-roaring performance and fast, low-latency execution. Disk is not the solution, in-memory is where the hot BI data needs to reside. This informative session will offer expert advice, opinions from the ""bleeding edge,"" and some hidden secrets from 25 years of work with big data. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Gramercy Suite B
Michael Dobrovolsky (Morgan Stanley Wealth Management)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
Morgan Stanley is gaining deeper insights from big data to improve operational efficiency and customer value. In this session you’ll learn how Morgan Stanley matured its big data solution with Hadoop to scale big data deployments, leverage crowd innovation, and tackle the challenges associated with big data overload and complexity. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Gramercy Suite B
Nirmal Ranganathan (Rackspace Hosting), David Dobbins (Rackspace Hosting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
We'll discuss some of the use cases for when a virtual Hadoop cluster makes sense and share some of our experiences and some of the decisions that drove the product design of Rackspace Cloud Big Data; an upcoming HDP as a service offering from Rackspace Hosting. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Regent Parlor
Luca Barone (Cisco), Charles Zedlewski (Cloudera), Timothy Weaver (Dannon), John Garris (UBS), Prakash Nanduri (Paxata), Howard Dresner (sandhill.com), Ben Haines (Box)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Join a lively panel discussion moderated by the undisputed father of BI, Howard Dresner, featuring the emerging leaders of the Gen D Revolution: Luca Barone from Cisco, Timothy Weaver from Dannon, John Garris from UBS and Prakash Nanduri from Paxata. Read more.

Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Stewart at sstewart@oreilly.com

Media Partner Opportunities

For information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences email mediapartners
@oreilly.com

Press & Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at maureen@oreilly.com

Contact Us

View a complete list of Strata + Hadoop World 2013 contacts