[Video] Day 2 Keynotes – Hadoop Summit Europe 2014

Following on from the Day 1 keynotes We’ve published the Keynotes from Day 2 of Hadoop Summit Europe, so even if you couldn’t join us, you can still get the latest and greatest on Hadoop. Hadoop Summit Europe was fully sold out. Sign up now for Hadoop Summit San Jose. In these keynote sessions introduced by [...]

[Video] Day 1 Keynotes – Hadoop Summit Europe 2014

We’ve published the Keynotes from Day 1 of Hadoop Summit Europe, so even if you couldn’t join us, you can still get the latest and greatest on Hadoop. Hadoop Summit Europe was fully sold out. Sign up now for Hadoop Summit San Jose. In these keynote sessions introduced by Herb Cunitz, President, Hortonworks, hear from: [...]

Speaker Interview: Adam Kawa

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Adam Kawa, Data Engineer, Spotify who will be speaking on “Hadoop operations powered by … Hadoop” as part of the ‘Deployment & Operations’ track on Day 1, at 4:20pm. You can see the detailed schedule here. HS: Tell us a [...]

Speaker Interview: Allen Wittenauer

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Allen Wittenauer who will be speaking on “Let`s Talk Operations!” as part of the ‘Deployment & Operations’ track on Day 2, at 2:20pm. You can see the detailed schedule here. HS: Tell us a little about your session. It is going to [...]

Speaker Interview: Andrew Wang

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Andrew Wang, Software Engineer, Cloudera who – along with Colin McCabe – will be speaking on “In-memory caching in HDFS: Lower latency, same great taste” as part of the ‘Committer’ track on Day 2, at 11:50am. You can see the detailed [...]

Speaker Interview: Kathleen Ting

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Kathleen Ting, Technical Account Manager, Cloudera who will be speaking on “7 Deadly Hadoop Misconfigurations” as part of the ‘Deployment and Operations’ track on Day 2, at 3:30pm. You can see the detailed schedule here. HS: Tell us a little [...]

Speaker Interview: Florian Douetteau

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Florian Douetteau, CEO, Dataiku, who will be speaking on “Semi-Supervised Learning on User Web Sessions with Hadoop” as part of the ‘Data Science’ track on Day 2, at 11:50am. See the full schedule here. HS: Tell us a [...]

Speaker Interview: Chris Nauroth

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Chris Nauroth, Software Engineer, Hortonworks who – along with Arpit Agarwal, Hortonworks – will be speaking on “Interactive Hadoop via Flash and Memory” as part of the ‘Future of Hadoop’ track on Day 1, at 3:10pm. You can [...]

Speaker Interview: Claudio Martella

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Claudio Martella, Researcher, VU University Amsterdam who will be speaking on “Apache Giraph: large-scale graph processing on Hadoop” as part of the ‘Committer’ track on Day 2, at 4:20pm. You can register for Hadoop Summit here, and see the detailed [...]

Track Chair Interview: Cédric Carbone

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints on Hadoop Summit Europe. This interview is with Track Chair for Hadoop Deployment and Operations – Cédric Carbone, CTO, Talend. You can register for Hadoop Summit here, and see the detailed schedule here. HS: Tell us a little about your track. What is exciting about it this year? CC: In the Hadoop Deployment [...]

Speaker Interview: Anurag Shrivastava

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Anurag Shrivastava, Head Solution Delivery Centre (Customer and Business Intelligence), ING Bank who will be speaking on “Making banks predictive and real-time” as part of the ‘Hadoop for Business Apps’ track on Day 1, at 4:20pm. You can [...]

Speaker Interview: Kim Nilsson

Kicking off our series of interviews and viewpoints from speakers at Hadoop Summit Europe, this interview is with Kim Nilsson, Managing Director, Pivigo Academy who will be speaking on “How to Build a High-Performing Data Team” as part of the ‘Hadoop for Business Apps’ track on Day 1, at 3:10pm. You can register for Hadoop Summit [...]

Track Chair Interview: Steve Loughran

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints on Hadoop Summit Europe. This interview is with Track Chair for Committers – Steve Loughran, Member of Technical Staff, Hortonworks. You can register for Hadoop Summit here, and see the detailed schedule here. HS: Tell us a little about you. What parts of Hadoop are you currently working on? SL: In [...]

Track Chair Viewpoint: Gary Richardson

Continuing our series of interviews and viewpoints on Hadoop Summit Europe. This viewpoint is with Track Chair for Hadoop for Business Applications and Development, Gary Richardson, Data & Analytics Engineering Leader for TechSolutions at KPMG. You can register for Hadoop Summit here, and see the detailed schedule here. Hadoop for Business Applications is an exciting track this year [...]

Track Chair Interview: Evert Lammerts

The Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 agenda is packed with great sessions. We’ve invited the speakers and track chairs to give us a little more insight into their thinking. This short interview is with Track Chair for The Future of Apache Hadoop, Evert Lammerts, CEO of Lucipher. You can register for Hadoop Summit here, and see the detailed schedule here. [...]

Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 Agenda Announced

Today, we are excited to announce the agenda for Hadoop Summit Europe 2014.  We welcome you to check it out now and hopefully start planning you trip to Amsterdam now! The call for abstracts for Hadoop Summit Europe was open for just over two months and we received an unbelievable 354 submissions.  Wow!  Further, as [...]

Congrats to Hadoop Summit Europe Community Choice Winners

Step one in the development of the Hadoop Summit Europe content tracks is complete!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hadoop Summit Community Choice voting process. We counted over 14,000 votes, setting a new record for participation in this program. The turnout far exceeded our expectations and it is terrific that the momentum behind Apache [...]

Time to Submit your Abstracts for Hadoop Summit Europe 2014

The closing date for submitting Speaking Abstracts for Hadoop Summit Europe is NOVEMBER 22.  If you are interested in speaking this year, we encourage you to submit your topic today.  The Call for Abstracts will close at midnight on November 22, 2013. Some notes about Summit We will return to Amsterdam for Hadoop Summit Europe [...]

Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 – Call for Abstracts now open!

We are excited to announce that the call for abstracts for Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 (April 2-3, 2014) is now open and closes on October 31st. One of the new things for this year are updated tracks providing attendees with new options.  Last year was a wildly successful event  and we received a lot of feedback [...]

Get Ready for The Elephant Party in Europe

We are just two weeks away from first ever Hadoop Summit Europe! With all of the final preparations coming together we thought we would highlight some of the not to be missed activities in and around the event. Here are 10 great reasons to attend! 1)   Great track content – there are 35 informative sessions [...]

Meet the Track Chairs: Steve Loughran of the Hadoop Futures Track

Today’s interview features Steve Loughran, chair of the Hadoop Futures track. Steve is a member of the Hortonworks technical staff, working for CTO Eric Baldeschwieler. In this role, Steve explores leading edge options for the Hadoop platform. Tell us about the Hadoop Futures track. We’re looking at the future of Hadoop – what is coming [...]

Hadoop Summit Europe: Lightning Talks Results

The community has voted, and the results are in! Congratulations to the 8 speakers whose Lightning Talks were selected: Smart Metering x Hadoop x Frost: A Smart Elephant Enabling Massive Time Series Analysis with Marie-luce Picard & Benoit Grossin, EDF France Vanilla- Business Intelligence Inside Hadoop – Patrick Beaucamp, BPM Counseil Videodoop- A Content Based Video Retrieval System [...]

Meet the Track Chairs: Lars George of the Integrating Hadoop Track

Today’s interview features Lars George, chair of the Integrating Hadoop track. Lars is the Director EMEA Services for Cloudera, where he manages the team of pre- and post-sales services staff at Cloudera EMEA. Tell us about the Integrating Hadoop track. An essential task introducing Apache Hadoop to any organization is to make it fit into [...]

Meet the Track Chairs: Isabel Drost of the Applied Hadoop Track

Today’s interview features Isabel Drost, chair of the Applied Hadoop track. Like many in the Apache Hadoop community, Isabel wears a couple of hats. She develops software at Nokia Gate 5 GmbH as part of the category search team for the Here maps product. She is also a member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-founder [...]

Vote for Lightning Talks now open for Hadoop Summit Europe

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for our first ever Lightning Talks session at Hadoop Summit Europe. Lightning Talks are short 5-minute presentation where speakers can share their initiatives, innovations and ideas related to Apache Hadoop. Each 5-minutes presentation should spark Hadoop Community’s interests and perhaps get people motivated about new ways of using [...]

Meet the Track Chairs: Evert Lammerts of the Operating Hadoop Track

Today marks the first interview with the Hadoop Summit track chairs. We sat down with Evert Lammerts, chair of the Operating Hadoop track. For the past two years, Evert has been responsible for defining and building the Hadoop & Big Data services for the academic community in the Netherlands at SURFsara. Tell us about the [...]

Meet the Presenters: Joydeep Sen Sarma of Qubole

Today’s interview features Joydeep Sen Sarma, co-founder of Qubole. Joydeep and his co-presenter Siva Narayanan, will be presenting Cloud-Friendly Hadoop and Hive, a discussion about how organizations can now easily analyze Hadoop data in the cloud. Tell us about your presentation. Joydeep: We’ll talk about the different challenges and opportunities that a cloud environment provides and how we have [...]

Meet the Presenters: Steve Watt of Red Hat

Today’s interview features Steve Watt, consulting software engineer for Red Hat. Steve will be presenting Optimizing Your Infrastructure and Operating Systems for Hadoop, a discussion aimed at helping organization to optimally design and configure their Apache Hadoop platforms. Tell us about your presentation. Steve: Hadoop is a fairly rapidly evolving technology and I feel the accessible [...]

Meet the Presenters: Jason Dai of Intel

Today’s interview features Jason Dai, Engineering Director and Principal Engineer for Intel SSG (Software and Services Group). Jason will be co-presenting How to Weigh an Elephant, a discussion on benchmarking big data systems. Jason’s co-presenter will be Vin Sharma, a software strategist at Intel responsible for planning and marketing Intel contributions to open source datacenter software [...]

Call for Lightning Talks at Hadoop Summit Europre

Yes, you heard it correctly. At this year’s Hadoop Summit Europe, conference participants will have the opportunity to share their initiatives with the Hadoop community through our Lighting Talks session. Lightning Talks are a series of 5-minute presentatons. You are invited to submit a topic for consideration to present as a Lightning Talk. You can submit [...]

Meet the Presenters: Mikhail Petrenko of Adobe

Today’s interview features Mikhail Petrenko, Senior Data Architect at Adobe. Mikhail will be presenting Big Data Sampling: a Way to Make all of Your Data Useful Again. Tell us about your presentation. Mikhail: I feel efficient sampling on Apache Hadoop is underutilized by the Big Data community. I hope to give business, product and data specialists enough [...]

Meet the Presenters: Alasdair Anderson of HSBC

Today’s interview features Alasdair Anderson, Global Head of Architecture for HSBC’s HSS IT division within the HSBC Global Banking and Markets. Alasdair will be presenting Enterprise Integration of Disruptive Technologies, an interesting look at how established enterprises can introduce Apache Hadoop into their environments. Tell us about your presentation. Alasdair: My talk is as non-technical as I can make [...]

Meet the Presenters: Clemens Neudecker of the National Library of the Netherlands and Sven Schlarb of the Austrian National Library

Today marks the inaugural blog featuring interviews with some of the upcoming presenters for Hadoop World Europe. Kicking things off are Clemens Neudecker of the National Library of the Netherlands and Sven Schlarb of the Austrian National Library. Clemens and Sven will be presenting The Elephant in the Library; a unique look at the role Apache [...]

Hadoop Summit Schedule Now Available!

We’re happy to announce that sessions and the schedule for Hadoop Summit Europe are now available. Hadoop Summit is taking place in March 20-21, 2013 at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam. The two-day event will feature 35 sessions given by leading Hadoop experts representing more than 25 different organizations (Adobe, Cloudera, eBay, Facebook, Hortonworks, HP, HSBC, [...]

Congratulations to the Community Choice Winners

Thank you to the Apache Hadoop community for casting 8,480 total votes during the Hadoop Summit Community Choice voting process. This is a new record for the Community Choice program, exceeding the number of votes received for the 2012 Hadoop Summit Conference hosted in San Jose. As we announced earlier, the sessions that received the [...]

Announcing Hadoop Summit Community Choice

Thank you to everybody who submitted an abstract for Hadoop Summit Europe. We received an incredible response from our Call for Abstracts reaching over 200 submissions. With such an array of great content to choose from, the agenda is bound to include something for everybody. And now you have an opportunity to weigh in on [...]

Announcing Track Chairs for Hadoop Summit Europe

Track Chairs have been named for Hadoop Summit Europe. Track Chairs will, in turn, select their track committees who, as a team, will decide which sessions are to be presented at Hadoop Summit. Track Chairs are as follows: Operating Hadoop – Evert Lammerts, SARA I joined Sara as a technical consultant in October 2008. In [...]

Hadoop Summit Coming to Europe

Hadoop Summit jumps the pond. Hortonworks and Yahoo! are pleased to bring this highly successful community-focused event to Europe. This will be the first European conference focused exclusively on accelerating the enterprise adoption of Apache Hadoop. Join the vibrant Apache Hadoop community of developers, data scientists, data architects and solution providers at the Beurs van [...]

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