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March 10, 2015: Hadoop in 2015 - Implications for Data Professionals

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Dear New York Tri-State BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI NYC Tri-State Chapter meeting on March 10, 2015. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speakers will be DW/BI end-users reporting on their success and lessons learned implementing various BI tools or projects. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015
8:30am - Noon


Information Builders
Two Penn Plaza
New York City, New York, 10121


“Hadoop in 2015: Implications for Data Professionals”
As Hadoop Evolves, how will you capitalize on the potential?  Join us for a presentation by Andrew Brust, Research Director for Big Data and Analytics at Gigaom Research, on the current state and future direction of Hadoop and related big data technologies.  Andrew’s keynote will illuminate ways in which data professionals can make better use of Hadoop in 2015 than ever before.
Following his keynote presentation, Andrew will moderate a senior panel of leading technology vendors in the Hadoop ecosystem, including technology leaders from Cloudera, MapR, Teradata, Vertica and Hortonworks.

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Registration, Light Breakfast & Peer Networking

9:00 am

Call to Order & Introductions


Keynote Presentation - “Hadoop in 2015: Implications for Data Professionals”
Hadoop, Big Data and their hype have been with us for several years now, but where has that really taken us? Data warehouses are still here; conventional BI is still here; and so are relational databases, not to mention enterprise requirements around security, manageability and SQL skill-set alignment.
The good news is that Hadoop is maturing in response to enterprise requirements. Sensible integration and even convergence between Hadoop and longer-established database architectures is coming about.  Hadoop and its ecosystem are bringing genuine breakthroughs in analytics functionality and advantageously disruptive economics to boot. Hadoop is a net positive, and a big one at that.
Key questions addressed at this event will include:
1. What is Hadoop?  How does it work?  How does it fit into the broader ecosystem of big data technologies and tools?
2. For which use cases does a Hadoop implementation make sense? Where does it not make sense?
3. Who are the top suppliers in the Hadoop / Big Data space?  How are they different?
4. How have Hadoop + related technologies matured/improved in recent years?  What are the implications of these changes? 
5. Are use cases changing along with the technology? How do changes in the technology affect users of big data solutions?
6. What about solution developers?  How does the maturation of Hadoop technologies affect their role and their opportunities?
7. Data Governance for Hadoop:  how has it been addressed?  How should it be addressed? What new approaches to data governance are needed to manage the velocity, volume, semi-structured nature of big data?
8. How are Hadoop and data warehouse platforms integrating? Ditto for semi-structured data technologies and conventional relational databases? Is there a symbiosis between them?


Networking Break & Light Refreshments


Panel Discussion
Andrew Brust will moderate a senior panel of leading technology vendors in the Hadoop ecosystem, including technology leaders from Cloudera, MapR, Teradata, Vertica.


Door Prize Drawings



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Bio of Presenter

Andrew Brust
Andrew is a Research Director for Big Data and Analytics at Gigaom Research. He has over 25 years of technology industry experience, having worked as a developer, consultant and tech entrepreneur over that span of time. Andrew began working with ISAM databases in the 80s, client/server databases in the early 90s and Business Intelligence technology in the late 90s. He covered Big Data for ZDNet from 2012 until 2014 and has been writing for technology publications and speaking at tech conferences for the last 20 years.
Andrew is an advisor to NYTECH, the New York Technology Council; co-moderator of Big On Data – New York’s Data Intelligence Meetup; co-author of Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Microsoft Press); columnist for Visual Studio Magazine; and co-chair of the Visual Studio Live! developer conference. He also served on Microsoft’s BI partner advisory council for five years.

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