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Set to Become World’s Largest and Most Diverse Gathering of the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem; Hadoop Creator Doug Cutting Returns to Keynote

Palo Alto, CA – September 22, 2011 – Cloudera, the leading provider ofApache Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced the lineup of speakers and sponsors for the  annual Hadoop World conference Organized into five tracks for business decision makers, enterprise architects, developers, IT and operations managers and data scientists, the sixty breakout sessions will highlight cutting-edge developments in the Apache Hadoop platform and feature actual production deployment profiles from British Sky Broadcasting, CBS Interactive, Cloudera, Credit Mutuel Arkea, Dell, Disney, eBay, Facebook, IBM, Hortonworks, HP, Informatica, Intel, Jive, LinkedIn, NetApp, NTT Data, Nokia, Orbitz, Teradata, VMware and many more. Cloudera will also provide hands-on training and certification in tandem with Hadoop World.

The event, which brings together members of the Apache Hadoop services and solution provider community, expects to draw more than 1,400 attendees, close to thirty sponsors and hundreds of vendor partners in New York City on November 8 and 9. Now in its second year, the event is on track to be the largest and most widely attended Hadoop World event to date, featuring sixty educational breakout sessions covering both business and technical applications across five role-based educational tracks that explore this year’s theme: Hadoop for the Data Driven Enterprise. The event program will examine the power of Apache Hadoop, the overall Hadoop stack and related solutions to enable organizations to derive real business value and actionable insights from their massive sets of unstructured and structured data.

“It’s exciting to see how quickly Apache Hadoop has advanced to become a fully-realized open source technology, which is a testimony to the significant contributions of the developers around the world who continue to make it the best it can be,” said Doug Cutting, creator of Apache Hadoop and architect at Cloudera. “Hadoop has proven to be a highly effective solution for turning big and complex data sets into valuable business intelligence to give enterprises an edge in today’s highly competitive business landscape. The assembled experts in attendance at Hadoop World will provide valuable insights into how businesses can make the most of Hadoop clusters, irrespective of how far along they are in the deployment process.”

Attendees of Hadoop World 2011 will benefit from Apache Hadoop-focused learning, networking and training experience. The two-day event will offer real-world use cases across a variety of industries, with technical deep dives on the latest advancements in the Hadoop stack. Patterned after the adoption cycle of an actual Hadoop project, the conference tracks will address the following:

  • Getting started: Examine why enterprise adoption of Apache Hadoop is accelerating in a variety of industries. Attendees will learn how they can leverage Hadoop to improve their company’s IT infrastructure and profit from the hidden value and opportunities in their unstructured and structured data sets.
  • Architect: How to architect and model Hadoop clusters in modern enterprise IT environments.
  • Build: Technical deep dive into Hadoop and application development for Hadoop. Committers, contributors and expert users from various Hadoop projects will discuss the finer points of building applications with Hadoop and the related ecosystem.
  • Deploy: Best practices for how to effectively run Apache Hadoop, with a special emphasis on people, processes and technology.
  • Extract value: Solve data science and integration tasks using Hadoop.

Hadoop World brings together many of the most influential voices in data management to offer insight into how Apache Hadoop is changing the landscape of data analytics and transforming how enterprises can leverage their data for a tangible business advantage. Feature presentations at the show include keynote addresses from Cloudera Architect Doug Cutting, creator of Apache Hadoop, and Cloudera CEO Mike Olson; presentations by Forrester Analyst Vanessa Alvarez (@VanessaAlvarez1) and The 451 Group Senior Analyst Matt Aslett (@maslett); as well as discussions led by Adrian Kunzle, managing director and global Head of engineering and architecture at JP Morgan Chase; James Markarian, executive vice president and CTO for Informatica; and Olivier Ratzesberger, senior director of the analytics platform at eBay, among others.

The conference also offers attendees the chance to see solutions and interact with the industry’s most prominent data management, analysis and business intelligence vendors. To date, sponsors include:

  • Platinum Sponsors: Dell, HP, Informatica and NetApp
  • Gold Sponsors: Asterdata/Teradata, Attivio, Cisco, Datameer, Karmasphere, NTT Data, Oracle and SGI
  • Silver Sponsors: Arista Networks, Bayswater Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton, Couchbase, Pentaho, Quest Software, Supermicro, Syncsort, Talend and VoltDB
  • Bronze Sponsors: Digital Reasoning, EMC/Greenplum, Hadapt, Lunexa, ParAccel, Solarflare and Sungard

In addition to the event’s extensive educational breakout sessions, Hadoop World will also feature a number of community networking events intended to broaden understanding and foster connections within the developer and IT administrator communities. These include five meetups covering Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Sqoop and Flume.

“We’re thrilled to host the third annual Hadoop World conference. I’m pleased, but not surprised, at the interest in the event from Cloudera’s customers and partners and from the broader community,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera, “Apache Hadoop has matured enormously over the past several years. It has grown beyond its origins in the web space to large-scale enterprise deployments across many industries. We look forward to welcoming the community and Hadoop users in New York in early November to talk about this platform and how it has transformed the way that companies profit from data.”

Join Cloudera and its partner ecosystem for Hadoop World 2011 in New York City, November 8 and 9.


About Cloudera

Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for big data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Cloudera's open source big data platform is the most widely adopted in the world, and Cloudera is the most prolific contributor to the open source Hadoop ecosystem. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 40,000 individuals worldwide. Over 1,700 partners and a seasoned professional services team help deliver greater time to value. Leading organizations in every industry plus top public sector organizations globally run Cloudera in production.

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