Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around Seattle 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
Seattle | 9.13.16

Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine St
Seattle, WA


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: Customer Support Company

Data Streams Opportunities and Risks

How a successful Pilot Project helped us to understand the characteristics and advantages of Cloudera's offering, the chances data streaming opens as well as the pitfalls to be avoided.

10:50AM - Customer speaker: Quaero

Quaero has historically served large clients in digital media who struggle to make sense of the enormous volumes of audience behavioral information coming in from a myriad of digital (e.g. clickstream) and non-digital sources. When traditional relational technologies and MPP appliances proved inadequate to the task of handling this data, Quaero decided to migrate to Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution and built our solution to take advantage of the scalability and reduced cost. This presentation will provide an overview of the reasons for our choice, high level architecture and the benefits that have accrued to our company and our clients as a result.  

11:10AM - Customer speaker: AVVO

Avvo’s journey will be discussed: from legacy framework to real time architecture and how Avvo is leveraging Spark, Kafka, Flume, Impala services to run real time machine learning models , transaction logging to salesforce, bot detection algorithms, interactive queries and integrations with external platforms like Adwords, Bing Ads, Kenshoo, Exact Target etc.

11:30AM - 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


  • David Tishgart

    Director of Product Marketing, Cloudera

  • Todd Laurence

    Regional Sales Director,

  • Peter Dolina

    Data Architect,
    Cloudera Customer

  • Naras Eechambadi

    CEO and President,



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