If this is indeed the “year of Hadoop” then it’s only fitting that the technology events lineup for the year is going to focus on the big data platform. While few events can match the size and scope of Hadoop World, a number of events are cropping up to offer training, user experiences and of course, plenty of excited vendor chatter.
And speaking of Hadoop World, this week quite a bit of buzz was generated when Cloudera announced that it would be partnering with O’Reilly media to take over the Hadoop World franchise. The popular event, which sold out completely in 2011, will now be a featured part of the overall program at the 2012 Strata Conference, set to take place in October in New York.
For those who fail in scrambling for early tickets to the Hadoop World event, never fear—a host of other events promise some fulfilling sessions on all aspects of Hadoop.
For instance, in the near term, those in the Denver area will be pleased to hear about a free seminar on February 2, sponsored by Dell and Cloudera that covers Hadoop and big data. The day-long event features an introduction to Hadoop tutorial for the morning, followed by sessions from Doug Cutting, Apache Chairman and co-founder of Hadoop, Cloudera’s CEO and co-founder, Mike Olson, Matt Newom from Dell and speakers from Comcast to offer a user view of how Hadoop is being used to manage next-generation video capabilities.
Also around the corner is the O’Reilly Strata Conference from February 28-March 1 in Santa Clara, CA. While this is not the Hadoop World event by any means, the lineup for this event puts great emphasis on big data and its enabling technologies, both on the user group and session side. Those present will hear from vendors, including HPCC Systems, Cloudera, MarkLogic, Microsoft and others and can find deep-dive sessions on Hadoop and all of its many moving parts (Pig, HBase, HDFS and so on).
March is a big month for Hadoop conference, with the Structure event from GigaOm taking over New York for two days. While the emphasis here is on big data generally, the role of the Hadoop ecosystem is expected to be of great importance.
Additionally, Hadoop Summit 2012, which is sponsored by Hortonworks and Yahoo, will be coming to Silicon Valley for two days in mid-June. According to organizers, the event will outline the evolution of Hadoop into a next-generation data platform by featuring presentations from the developer, administrator and user ends of the Hadoop spectrum.
The program currently is set to contain over 60 sessions with six separate tracks backed by case studies, user experiences, and technology insights from developers and administrators. The organizers say the tracks will cover the future of Hadoop; deployment and operations; enterprise data architecture; applications and data science; and a track dedicated to “Hadoop in Action” featuring examples of how the platform is being leveraged in a number of settings.
Hadoop Summit 2012 will also feature a Hadoop training and certification program offered by Hortononworks, which will take place during the same week as the summit.
Also during the same week, Cloudera will be taking advantage of the interested crowd in town for the conference with its own week full of training sessions, including a developer “bootcamp” and Hadoop training programs for managers and administrators. The Cloudera training week also will include Cloudera training for Hive, Pig and HBase as well as exam possibilities for those seeking to become Cloudera Certified Developers and Cloudera Certified Administrators.
More events will emerge as the year goes on and of course, this is a small sampling of what’s available. We’ll do our best to keep you up to date via our events listings.