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Community-driven Hadoop Summit Expands to Europe in 2013

Largest Apache Hadoop Focused Event Coming to Europe; Call for Papers Now Open

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Hortonworks and Yahoo!, co-hosts of the original and world’s largest Apache Hadoop community event, Hadoop Summit, today announced Hadoop Summit Europe, bringing the highly successful community-focused event to Amsterdam this spring. This will be the first and largest European conference focused exclusively on accelerating the enterprise adoption of Apache Hadoop. The event will be a gathering for the vibrant Apache Hadoop community of developers, data scientists, data professionals and solution providers, and will be held at the historic Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on March 20-21, 2013.

Click to Tweet: Hadoop Summit jumps the pond; CFS for Amsterdam event, March 2013, now open #hadoop, #big data, #hadoopsummit

“In Europe, interest in Apache Hadoop is exploding and there is tremendous momentum and excitement for this big data platform,” said John Kreisa, vice president of marketing at Hortonworks. “The Hadoop community continues to grow and evolve, and Hadoop Summit Europe will provide a fantastic place for the Hadoop ecosystem to learn and share ideas and best practices under one roof. The time has come for an event like this in Europe.”

Hadoop Summit Europe will feature dozens of educational breakout sessions over two days of presentations, exhibits and discussions. Hadoop Summit Europe will bring together the brightest pioneers of the Apache Hadoop community to showcase real-world examples of how Hadoop enables organizations across a variety of markets and sizes to use big data to make a business impact. Attendees will learn about the latest advancements from the Apache Hadoop community, the most effective techniques for managing the infrastructure, common Hadoop do’s and don’ts, as well as best practices for utilizing Hadoop today. With Apache Hadoop expected to process 50 percent of the world’s data by 2015, the Summit will empower attendees with insight into the impending advances and the overall direction of this next-generation data platform.

Call for Papers Now Open

A great event starts with great content. Apache Hadoop practitioners, enthusiasts and solution providers with an idea for a talk at the event can submit their idea now on the call for papers page. All accepted speakers will receive complimentary admission to the event. A content selection committee composed of community thought leaders from multiple different organizations will work together to generate the Hadoop Summit Europe program.

Hadoop Summit Europe is designed to facilitate conversations and connections that will help foster growth among the Apache Hadoop community. Bringing together some of the industry’s brightest minds to exchange ideas and best practices will help accelerate deployments of Apache Hadoop across the globe. The speaking program will also feature “Community Choice” winners that will be selected through a public voting process by the Hadoop community. The hand-picked winners will round out an exceptional group of speakers participating in breakout sessions spanning the duration of the conference.

Register now and save

More information on the show’s program or how to register, go to:

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for information on Hadoop, and together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators and technology vendors. For more information, visit, or follow Hortonworks on Twitter: @Hortonworks.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is focused on creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. Yahoo!’s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the pressroom ( or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal (

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Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861