This fall, I have the fantastic privilege of moderating a series of informative Webcasts, called “Hadoop Tuesdays,” co-sponsored by Informatica and Cloudera, on the phenomenon sweeping the data management space known as Hadoop.
Big Data may be the problem, but Hadoop is the answer. Hadoop is an open-source software framework that enables applications to run across large arrays of nodes, accessing petabytes’ worth of data. It was originally created by Doug Cutting to support the open-source Nutch search engine project, which is now part of the Apache Lucene text-search library. ‘Hadoop’ was actually named after Cutting’s son’s toy elephant – a fitting analogy for the Big Data challenges that lie ahead.
The series kicks off on September 22nd with a “TweetJam” over the Twitter network – simply check in at Noon Eastern Time that day with hashtags #Hadoop or #infatj.
Then on Tuesday, September 27th, we will start off the live Webcasts (commencing 1.00 pm Eastern, 10.00 am Pacific) with a chat with James Kobielus, data management guru from Forrester Research, to learn what Hadoop is and why it’s so important to enterprises today. In follow-up sessions, we will speak with a variety of noted experts, including John Akred of Accenture, Matt Aslett of The 451group, David Menninger of Ventana Research, Omer Trajman of Cloudera, David Linthicum of Blue Mountain Labs, Charles Zedlewski of Cloudera and Wei Zheng of Informatica. Executives from companies that have already implemented Hadoop within their data operations will also be joining us.
It doesn’t get any better than this in terms of a line-up of the smartest people in the data world.
We will learn what Hadoop is, the most popular use cases driving Hadoop adoption, the biggest expected benefits, and how to evaluate Hadoop and fit it into the information architecture.