Cloudera Announces Speakers for Hadoop World: NYC 2009


Agenda Includes Hadoop Experts From Visa, JPMorgan Chase, New York Times, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 9, 2009) – Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop™ company, today announced the speakers for the inaugural Hadoop World conference, which will take place Friday, October 2 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

More than 30 of the world’s most experienced Hadoop practitioners from enterprise and academia — including project creator Doug Cutting — will gather to discuss Hadoop-related best practices and use cases. As the only Hadoop-centric event on the east coast, Hadoop World is designed for enterprises considering Hadoop while also catering to experienced users looking for more intensive instruction.

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better lineup at Hadoop World in New York City,” said Christophe Bisciglia, founder of Cloudera. “Attendees will hear firsthand from Hadoop experts within traditional enterprises how Hadoop is solving real business problems and modernizing their data management strategies.”

A partial list of confirmed speakers and their topics for discussion include:

– Joe Cunningham, Head of Technology Strategy and Innovation (VISA) -
Large Scale Transaction Analysis
– Rod Smith, Vice President (IBM) – Enabling ad-hoc Analytics at Web
– Eric Baldeschwieler, Vice President Hadoop Development (Yahoo!) -
Hadoop Applications at Yahoo!
– Ashish Thusoo, Software Engineer (Facebook) – Rethinking the Data
Warehouse with Hadoop and Hive
– Derek Gottfrid, Software Engineer (New York Times) – Counting
Clustering and other Data Tricks
– Stu Hood, Software Engineer (Rackspace) – Cross Data Center Logs
– Aaron Cordova, Senior Consultant (Booz Allen) – Protein Alignment
– Bradford Stephens, Software Engineer (Visible Technologies) – A Real-
time Business Intelligence Platform
– Feng Cao, Deputy Director of Network, (China Mobile Research
Institute) – A Data Mining Platform for the Telecom Industry

For three days leading up to Hadoop World, Cloudera will offer training and certification for developers and administrators. For information (including a complete list of speakers) or to register for the conference, visit: Hadoop World: NYC 2009.

Hadoop World: NYC 2009 sponsors include: Yahoo!,, IBM, Intel, Facebook, Rackspace, Supermicro, Softlayer, and eHarmony.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Manager software and Cloudera Support. Cloudera also offers training and certification on Apache technologies, as well as consulting services. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled.

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