Tom White has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He works for Cloudera, a company set up to offer Hadoop support and training. Previously he was as an independent Hadoop consultant, working with companies to set up, use, and extend Hadoop. He has written numerous articles for O'Reilly, java.net and IBM's developerWorks, and has spoken at several conferences, including at ApacheCon 2008 on Hadoop. Tom has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a Master's in Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds, UK.
Webcast: The State of Hadoop September 15, 2010
Apache Hadoop is a part of a growing ecosystem of projects for large-scale data analysis which is being used to solve problems for organizations in a wide range of disciplines. This talk will touch on what's new in the second edition of Hadoop: The Definitive...
Webcast: An Introduction to Hadoop July 16, 2009
In this webcast, Cloudera founder Christophe Bisciglia and O'Reilly author Tom White will provide an introduction to Hadoop/MapReduce, the open source project that allows organizations to process, store and analyze massive application datasets.
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