Thank you to the community members that cast over 8,000 votes during the Hadoop Summit Community Choice voting process. The turnout far exceeded our expectations and is further evidence that the momentum behind Apache Hadoop has never been stronger.
As we announced, the sessions with the most votes in each track are automatically accepted into the Hadoop Summit agenda. As such, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Hadoop Summit Community Choice vote and the first confirmed sessions in the Hadoop Summit program:
Future of Apache Hadoop track: Dynamic Namespace Partitioning with Giraffa File System, Konstantin Shvachko (eBay)
Deployment and Operations track: Dynamic Reconfiguration of Apache Zookeeper, Alexander Shraer and Benjamin Reed (Yahoo!)
Enterprise Data Architecture track: iMStor: Hadoop Storage-based Tiering Platform, Vishal Malik (Cognizant Technology Solutions)
Applications and Data Science track: Hadoop & Cloud @Netflix: Taming the Social Data Firehose, Mohammad Sabah (Netflix)
Analytics and Business Intelligence track: Mapping and Reducing Passenger Turbulence using Big Data, Farhan Hussain and Saad Patel (Open Source Architect)
Hadoop in Action track: The Merchant Lookup Service at Intuit, Vrushali Channapattan (Intuit)