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5 “Must Do’s” at Hadoop Summit 2014


Platfora is excited to be a part of the 7th Annual Hadoop Summit hosted by Hortonworks and Yahoo—and we hope to see you there. This three day event will feature many thought leaders in Apache Hadoop including Kevin Beyer, Merv Adrian, Doug Cutting and Arun Murthy. These experts will educate attendees on how to best leverage and gain valuable insight from Hadoop and Big Data Analytics in their enterprises.

If your organization is interested in adopting Big Data Analytics, here are five sessions you shouldn’t miss:

1. Data Discovery in Hadoop: Harness the Power of Self-Service, with Platfora’s Kevin Beyer

Wednesday, June 4, 8:20am

Hadoop is no longer limited to specialized technical users.  But to encourage broad use within the enterprise, it must be further streamlined.  Kevin Beyer kicks off the second day of the conference with a fireside chat right before the first keynote. He’ll dive into the Platfora architecture and discuss how you can simplify the Hadoop workflow to make it instantly more valuable for non-technical business users — so that they can access the data they need to innovate and drive business development.

2. Waiting for Hadoop, with Merv Adrian, Research VP, Information Management, Gartner, Inc.

June 3, Keynote between 8:45am-10:45am PT

It’s always good to hear an outside perspective of our world. When it comes to databases and big data, Merv’s an expert. He’s slated to discuss the changing role of Hadoop and cover some of the latest high-impact use cases.

3. Panel: Looking to the Past to Define a Future for Hadoop

June 3, Keynote between 8:45am-10:45am PT

Visionaries Doug Cutting and Arun Murthy will discuss the latest innovations in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, along with Jeff Kelly from Wikibon.  This session should provide a  fascinating look into what the future may hold for this hot space!

4. Unlocking Hadoop’s Potential, with Arun Murthy 

June 3, between 8:45am-10:45am PT

Arun Murthy will discuss the very latest developments from the Hadoop community aimed at accelerating the interactive and real-time capabilities of enterprise Hadoop.

5. Building A Hadoop Powered Commerce Data Pipeline, presented by PayPal’s Jay Tang

Tuesday, June 3, 3:15pm

PayPal operates a huge payment network for millions, continuously offering new capabilities and services to help global merchants succeed in a world dominated by ecommerce giants. This session will discuss challenges and benefits of integrating various traditional and leading-edge Big Data technologies like Platfora to convert raw data into an actionable business insight pipeline.

Want to mix and network with Big Data Analytics users? Join Platfora and Hortonworks for drinks, appetizers and Bocce Ball at the Mosaic Restaurant in San Jose on June 3, 2014 from 6:00-8:30pm. Reserve your spot .

Stop by the Platfora Booth for a Demo

Platfora is the #1 Big Data Analytics platform that runs natively on Hadoop. Stop by our booth G20 to see how Platfora brings analytics to many different kinds of users throughout the organization including Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief Product Officers (CPOs).

Contact us today for a live demo. You can also follow us on Twitter: @platfora and #platfora