Tom White

The State of Hadoop

Date: This event took place live on September 15 2010

Presented by: Tom White

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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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 Guide" (coming out in October), and look at how the components of Hadoop and related tools work together as an integrated stack to solve data problems.

About Tom White

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, 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.