Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around Scottsdale come together for a comprehensive day of exploring the different stages of the data journey.

Whether you are trying to increase operational efficiencies, discover and automate analytics, or transform your industry through unique data applications, we will walk you through our first hand experience of helping organizations build a modern architecture in order to make analytics pervasive across their organization.

Cloudera Sessions 2016
Scottsdale | 7.14.16

The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort
6000 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ


8:00AM - Breakfast in the Partner Pavilion

9:00AM - Keynote: Big Value with Big Data

Data is transforming industries and creating massive value for businesses. It can help us better understand our world, build innovative products and services, and manage operational risk and compliance. Taking advantage of these opportunities, including the internet of things, requires a modern approach to working with data, and success takes more than just applying new technologies like Apache Hadoop. Join us to learn how to get started on your journey to a data strategy.

10:00AM - Partner Pavilion

10:30AM - Customer speaker: Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels is developing a new data analytics platform which can handle larger data volumes and increased data velocity while ensuring data veracity.  It supports off-line data analytics, near real-time dashboards, actionable analytics, and machine learning capabilities to help us understand our guests and better serve our franchisees.

11:10AM - Customer speaker: Caesars

A casino-entertainment company that uses data to improve the customer experience across its establishments, Caesars has implemented a new Hadoop environment using the Cloudera distribution running on the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. The solution helped Caesars reduce processing time for key jobs from six hours to 45 minutes and expand their data analysis to include both unstructured and semi-structured data. Now Caesars can run faster and more accurate analysis to gain maximum value from all of its data sources. Caesars is using the insight to improve customer segmentation for more effective marketing campaigns and to improve security for meeting Payment Card Industry (PCI) and other standards.

11:40AM - Panel: How Do I Get Started?

12:00PM - Lunch

1:00PM - Breakouts

Hadoop and Spark Essentials

New to Hadoop and Spark or still need to sharpen your understanding? Trying to figure out what Sqoop, Flume or Hive are and what they can be used for? If so, you're not alone. Hands on Hadoop and Spark is the ultimate guide to help you take your understanding to the next level. Join Cloudera as we take you through the origins of Hadoop, discuss existing and new projects, what they are used for, and how you can apply Hadoop and Spark to modernize your data architecture.

Architecture Modernization -Kafka and Spark 101

As organizations become dependent on bringing in more data for analysis new demands are placed on the systems that process and ingest data.  Slow performance and data format restrictions can cause delays in delivering insights to the business or prohibit data from even being captured.  Cloudera Enterprise offers a modern solution for ingesting and processing data quickly and securely.  Users are leveraging our tools to build end-to-end pipelines to power their business.  Learn in-depth about how Kafka and Spark's operate in accelerating data delivery.   


3:00PM - Happy Hour reception


  • Rahul Deshmukh

    Sr. Director Product Marketing, Cloudera

  • Ryan Lippert

    Senior Partner Marketing Manager, Cloudera

  • Chris Judson

    VP, Engineering
    Choice Hotels

  • Bob Bushman

    Big Data Architect
    Choice Hotels



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