Hadoop Fans, we're getting down to the wire for Hadoop World. We couldn't be happier with how the schedule has come together.
For a full list of speakers and registration details, see http://www.cloudera.com/hadoop-world-nyc - and if you plan to attend, register this week, as prices go up $100 after September 21st. We received nearly 50 submissions, and it was hard to trim this down, even after creating a 3rd track. To provide more speaking opportunities and time for the community to share their personal experiences, Cloudera engineering is hosting a welcome reception with lightning talks, an open bar, and live entertainment between talks. There will be no sales or marketing from Cloudera or anyone else, and talks are limited to 5 minutes to keep things lively. You'll find the welcome reception in the Roosevelt Grill on the main floor, just off the hotel lobby. We'll get started at 6PM on October 1st. We'll also let you pre-register for the conference so you can skip the line in the morning. At the main event, we're particularly excited to hear from Yahoo! about upcoming API enhancements and security work. The whole team over there is doing great stuff in this department, and it's features like this that will help pave the way for serious enterprise adoption of Hadoop. Facebook is also going to do a deep dive into HDFS improvements and Hive - other key features for delivering a scalable platform for a wide variety of data intensive applications. You'll also hear from leading techologists at traditional enterprises using Hadoop to solve real business problems today. Of particular note are VISA on Large Scale Transaction Analysis, IBM on Ad-hoc Web Scale Analytics, JP Morgan Chase on applications in Financial Services, Booz Allen on Protein Alignment and Amazon Web Services on Bioinformatics. These are in addition to all the usual suspects crunching big data in the web space, and demonstrate how much closer we are to the beginning of the Hadoop upswing than a plateau. These are exciting times, and we hope you can all join us. Cheers, Christophe and the Cloudera Team -- get hadoop: cloudera.com/hadoop online training: cloudera.com/hadoop-training blog: cloudera.com/blog twitter: twitter.com/cloudera