Strata NYC Reporting: Monday @ Big Data Camp, Tuesday @ Strata Retrospective

This is Russell Jurney, your Big Data reporter on the ground here at Strata NYC/Hadoop World at the New York Hilton. Monday night’s main event was Big Data Camp. As in any unconference, the best action was in the hallway, meeting people you only know by reputation or from twitter. Highlights were:

  • Microsoft’s demonstration of Excel -> Power Pivot -> Hortonworks Data Platform
  • In light of today’s announcement – the Hadoop market just got MUCH bigger :)

  • Druid: Real-Time Analytics at a Billion Rows Per Second by Eric Tschetter, Co-founder of Metamarkets
  • In-RAM stores are an interesting new development as RAM becomes cheaper and cheaper, and can augment a Hadoop-centric workload.

  • The Horrors Hidden in Your Models by Steven Hillion
  • This talk stressed the importance of unit testing your statistical models and finding areas where they fall-over, then working with customers to understand the problem. A humorous use-case involving a hoax ‘finger-in-chili’ incident was examined.

Tuesday’s tutorial sessions were great. My favorites were:

Check back tomorrow for coverage of Wednesday’s technical sessions!

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