The userR!2014 Conference in Review

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FIELD REPORT Last week I attended the long-anticipated useR!2014 international conference at the UCLA campus, my alma mater. The four day event had something for everyone in attendance – all the brain cycles centered around the use of the R statistical environment. Since R is a primary tool for my work in data science and […]

The R User Conference 2014

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I am really looking forward to attending my first useR! conference – coming to Los Angeles June 30-July 3. I’ll be at the big show to cover all the late breaking R news and report back to you all here. This annual conference jumps around the globe, alternating between the U.S. and Europe (last year’s conference was held in Spain). This year the conference will take place on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Free Conference – Big Data Camp 2014

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Feeling left out because your boss wouldn’t let you attend the Hadoop Summit 2014 happening this week? Not to worry! Here’s a free alternative, especially attractive if you happen to live/work in Los Angeles. The Big Data Camp LA 2014 is a free, all-day conference on Saturday, June 14 hosted at the DirectTV campus near LAX.

Hadoop Summit 2014 – San Jose

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Hortonworks and Yahoo! are pleased to host the 7th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. This event, expanded now to three days, June 3-5, will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture.

Informatica at Hadoop Summit

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Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), a leading provider of data integration software, will debut Informatica Power Center Big Data Edition and Data Quality Big Data Edition running on the newly announced Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 at Hadoop Summit 2014.

Chief Data Officer Summit – Data Strategy Innovation

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The Chief Data Officer Summit brings together top data leaders for two days of interactive learning and unparalleled networking opportunities. Discover how to deliver breakthrough results by strengthening the CDO function in your company. This event is brought to you by The Innovation Enterprise, May 23 & 23 in San Francisco.

TEXATA Big Data Analytics World Championships 2014

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The 2014 Texata Big Data Analytics World Championships in October 2014 is a competition for students and professionals to develop and test their Big Data Analytics skills against their friends, colleagues and top data experts from around the world.

The Future of Unstructured Data Workloads

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Tashneem Maistry from Pivotal presents: The Future of Unstructured Data Workloads.

Cloudera Sessions: Inside Track to Big Data

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Last week I went on an excursion away from my Silicon Beach base of operation to downtown Los Angeles in order to take in the Cloudera Sessions tech event. I think it is a good strategy for a company like this to increase brand awareness in an ever-crowded Hadoop distribution marketplace.

DK Panda Presents: Big Data – Hadoop and Memcached

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“As InfiniBand is getting used in scientific computing environments, there is a big demand to harness its benefits for enterprise environments for handling big data and analytics. This talk will focus on high-performance and scalable designs of Hadoop using native RDMA support of InfiniBand and RoCE. Designs for various components in Hadoop (such as HDFS, MapReduce, RPC, and HBASE) and their benefits based on the RDMA package for Apache Hadoop will be presented. RDMA-based design for scalable Memcached (used in Web 2.0) and the associated benefits will be presented.”