I'm excited to invite you to the next Hadoop Bay Area User Group, August 18th, 6 p.m., at the Yahoo! Sunnyvale campus.
The Hadoop community is growing — we had more than 200 attendees at the last meetup.
We invite you to attend whether you are an active submitter, developing Hadoop-based applications, or completely new to the Apache Hadoop world. In addition to interesting presentations, you will enjoy food, beer, and great networking.
The August 18 event comprises two sessions:
- Arun Murthy, from the Hadoop team at Yahoo! will introduce compendium of best practices for applications running on Apache Hadoop. In fact, we introduce the notion of a Grid Pattern which, similar to Design Pattern, represents a general reusable solution for applications running on the Grid. He will even cover the anti-patterns of applications running on the Apache Hadoop clusters. Arun will enumerate characteristics of well-behaved applications and provide guidance on appropriate uses of various features and capabilities of the Hadoop framework. It is largely prescriptive in its nature; a useful way to look at the presention is to understand that applications that follow, in spirit, the best practices prescribed here are very likely to be efficient, well-behaved in the multi-tenant environment of the Apache Hadoop clusters and unlikely to fall afoul of most policies and limits.
- Stefan Groschupf, the co-founder and CTO of Datameer, will discuss challenges in social media analytics and how to overcome these using big data analytics built on Hadoop, in his “Social Media: What’s Really the Buzz?” talk. Identifying true thought leads and influencers in social media conversations are becoming increasingly important, so that companies can better understand who is having an impact on their customers' buying decisions. Rather than counting mentions in limited subsets of social media data, organizations need a solution that can uncover complex relationships buried in massive volumes of social media data and a way to bring in data from multiple online data sources to determine the quality and effectiveness of user commentary.
For those of you who are not able to attend in person the session's slides and video recording will be posted on this blog after the event. Stay tuned!
Please RSVP at the Hadoop Bay Area Meetup page
Looking forward to see you all soon.