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Hadoop Summit 2012 Program Available, Geoffrey Moore to Keynote

Fifth Annual Event to Feature Best and Brightest from Apache Hadoop Community in 84 Breakout Sessions Over Two Days

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—April 3, 2012—Hadoop Summit 2012, the original and world’s largest Apache Hadoop community event, today announced that the program is available and that the Summit will feature Geoffrey Moore, best-selling author of “Crossing the Chasm” and “Escape Velocity,” as the keynote speaker. The fifth annual event will bring together the vibrant Apache Hadoop community of developers, data scientists, data architects and solution providers, and is expected to draw more than 2,000 attendees in San Jose on June 13 and 14.

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The two-day event will feature 84 breakout sessions focused on key projects and research efforts driving innovation in and around the Hadoop ecosystem. The best and brightest minds from the Apache Hadoop community will showcase real-world examples of how Apache Hadoop is enabling businesses across a variety of markets to become more data driven. Attendees will learn about the latest industry developments, administrative tips and tricks, common mistakes to avoid, and best practices for utilizing Hadoop today. They will come away with insight into the future direction of Apache Hadoop as the next-generation data platform expected to process 50 percent of the world’s data by 2015.

The Hadoop Summit program was chosen by a content selection committee composed of 36 thought leaders representing 27 different organizations. The committee narrowed down hundreds of quality submissions into an impressive agenda that features speakers from 50 top organizations representing a range of industries.

The Hadoop Summit is focused on supporting and expanding the Apache Hadoop community. This year’s speaking program features “Community Choice” winners that were selected through a public voting process by the Hadoop community. The hand-picked winners will round out an exceptional group of speakers participating in 84 breakout sessions spanning the duration of the conference.

Early bird registration is open now through April 13 for a $100 discount on all-access conference passes, and for a $300 discount on a conference pass plus two-day training course package. Register at: More information on the show’s program can be found at:

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