Press Release: June 13, 2011
Big Data in the Big Apple: O'Reilly Introduces Strata New York
Sebastopol, CA, June 13, 2011—Get ready for Big Data in the Big Apple. We see the data opportunity exploding everywhere at breathtaking speed, and we're bringing the next edition of O'Reilly Strata to New York City. Strata NY introduces a full week of business-critical events, strategy, and enlightening conversations at Strata Jumpstart, Strata Summit, and Strata Conference.
"The benefits of big data are being reaped in the tech world right now, but they will reach much further," says Strata chair Edd Dumbill (@edd). "We're hosting a whole week in New York to explain how the data revolution touches business, technology, and the world, and how you can be a part of it. Nobody should underestimate how significant a shift this is, and how much data will change our lives in the next decade."
Strata Jumpstart, September 19, presents a crash course for managers, strategists, and entrepreneurs on how to manage the data deluge that's transforming traditional business practices across the board—in finance, marketing, sales, legal, privacy/security, operations, and HR.
Strata Summit, September 20-21, offers two days on the essential high-level strategies for thriving in "the harsh light of data," delivered by the battle-tested business and technology pioneers already leading the way. Attendance to Strata Summit is by invitation only.
Featured Strata Summit Speakers include Cory Doctorow (Happy Mutants LLC), Julie Steele (O'Reilly), DJ Patil (Color), Sam Yagan (OKCupid), Andreas Weigend (Stanford University), Alex "Sandy" Pentland (MIT and Sense Networks), James Powell (Thomson Reuters), Matthew Bishop (The Economist), and Paul Kedrosky (Kauffman Foundation).
Strata Conference, September 22-23, provides two days of the nuts-and-bolts needed for building a data-driven business, with the latest on the skills, tools, and technologies you need to make data work.
The Call for Proposals for the September 22-23 Strata Conference remains open until July 15.
Sponsors of Strata New York week include DataStax, 1010data, Karmasphere, and Pervasive.
Follow the data conversation at #strataconf.
Big Data in the Big Apple. @OReillyMedia brings 3 #strata events to NYC: jumpstart, summit, and conf: http://oreil.ly/lreQMy
New Data Titles from O'Reilly
Hilary Mason: An Introduction to Machine Learning with Web Data|
by Hilary Mason
Once you've accumulated a pile of data through your web application, what do you do with it? This insightful video course shows you how to solve data analysis problems using basic machine learning techniques and frameworks. You'll follow several examples through the entire process—from obtaining, cleaning, and exploring data to building a model and interpreting the results.
Programming Pig: Early Release Edition|
by Alan Gates
This guide is an ideal learning tool and reference for Apache Pig, the programming language that helps you describe and run large data projects on Hadoop. With Pig, you can analyze data without having to create a full-fledged application—making it easy for you to experiment with new data sets.
For a review copy or more information please email email@example.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.
- Strata 2011: Hilary Mason, "What Data Tells Us"
- Strata 2011: Mark Madsen, "The Mythology of Big Data"
- Strata 2011: Werner Vogels, "Data Without Limits"
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