This panel discussion will focus on how large organizations are attempting to leverage Apache Hadoop: the most popular OpenSource MapReduce algorithms. We will be discussing how these organizations are using Hadoop to cost-effectively leverage large numbers of commodity CPUs to solve real-world business problems and the challenges these organizations face integrating Hadoop with traditional SQL technologies. We will also discussion integrating Hadoop clusters into network management and monitoring systems.
About the Speakers
Moderator: William McKnight
President McKnight Consulting Group
William functions as Strategist, Lead Enterprise Information Architect, and Program Manager for complex, high-volume full life-cycle implementations worldwide utilizing the disciplines of data warehousing, master data management, business intelligence, data quality and operational business intelligence. Many of his clients have gone public with their success story. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, a frequent best practices judge, has authored more than 150 articles and white papers and given over 150 international keynotes and public seminars. His team’s implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. William is a former IT VP of a Fortune company, a former engineer of DB2 at IBM and holds an MBA. He can be reached at [email protected]
Panelist: Ian Fyfe
Chief Technology Evangelist Pentaho
Ian Fyfe is responsible for driving adoption of Pentaho's BI technologies, focusing on Pentaho's customer base and community to ensure their needs are being met and exceeded, and providing input on high-level product strategy and roadmap development. Ian brings extensive experience in the Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse industry including Jaspersoft, PeopleSoft, Epiphany, Informix, and Business Objects.
Panelist: Serge Blazhievsky
Developer and Architect LiveOps, Inc.
Serge Blazhievsky is an experienced developer and architect with a rich background in C++/Java and distributed systems. His latest venture, LiveOps, Inc. uses Hadoop infrastructure for all reporting needs. LiveOps Hadoop framework was completely designed by him and satisfies very strict performance and availability requirements. Serge's prior ventures include Attributor, Inc. where he designed Hadoop infrastructure used for Internet crawling and web-page analysis. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University, CA, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Serge is a regular attendee and contributor to various Hadoop conferences including Hadoop User Group at Yahoo, the creator of Hadoop.