Congratulations to our partner Hortonworks on a fantastic Hadoop Summit 2015 this week in San Jose, CA. As they outlined on the official blog, the three day conference featured 160+ presentations, community meetups, keynotes (including a great market overview from Geoffrey Moore, who also presented in 2012), and a vibrant ecosystem with lots of activity in the partner expo. While there were lots of deep-dive technical sessions on Spark, Flink, Zeppelin, and other new open source projects, the overall theme of this year’s conference leaned towards enterprise Hadoop adoption, big data use cases and business outcomes. Governance and security were front and center, as was the data lake and how it will both complement and replace elements of your existing analytics infrastructure. I’m pretty sure I even heard a few people talk about metadata.
I’ve seen some great posts about the event already and the Hadoop Summit tweet stream is full of interesting observations and content. Here are some of the better conference reviews I’ve seen so far:
- Hadoop Enters Awkward Teenage Years (Doug Henschen, Constellation Research)
- Quit Speaking Hadoop: Craft the Business Story (CMS Wire)
- Hadoop Poised to Transform the IT Landscape | #Hadoop Summit (Silicon Angle)
- Hadoop Summit: Wrangling Big Data Requires Novel Tools, Techniques
You can watch the keynotes (except Geoffrey Moore, TrueCar and the customer panel, which I think were the best) here. A few of my favorite tweets:
#hadoopsummit Dipping Dots has been “the ice cream of the future for 30 years” – and we’re still not eating them every day. – TrueCar
— Merv Adrian (@merv) June 10, 2015
— Michael Hiskey (@mphnyc) June 12, 2015
- Empty or Full: What Lies Beneath the Data Lake
- Big Data or Big Downer: Take the Hadoop Maturity Survey
- Jump into the Data Lake with Hadoop Scale Integration
Stay tuned for more updates on Hadoop Summit 2015 and check out our upcoming events to connect with us live.