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Hadoop Summit 2013 North America Program Unveiled

Sixth Annual Apache Hadoop Community Event Boasts more than 90 Breakout Sessions and Seven Tracks Dedicated to Enabling the Next-generation Data Platform 

PALO ALTO, CA — May 1, 2013—Hadoop Summit North America 2013, the premier Apache Hadoop community event, today announced that the program is now available for review The oldest and largest Apache Hadoop event is now in its sixth year, bringing together an ever-expanding community of developers, data scientists, architects, administrators, data analysts and vendors all interested in advancing, extending or implementing Apache Hadoop. The two-day event, will be held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, on June 26th and 27th, and is expected to be a sold-out event with more than 2,700 attendees.

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Jer Thorpe, an artist and educator known for exploring the many-folded boundaries between science, data, art and culture, will keynote day two of the event. Hadoop Summit 2013 will feature more than 90 breakout session and seven different tracks focused on Apache Hadoop use cases and success stories, best practices, cautionary tales and technology insights. The industry’s pioneers, early adopters and project experts will all be in attendance to discuss the latest developments, including Apache Hadoop 2.0, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Hadoop as a key component in the next-generation enterprise data architecture.

The Apache Hadoop community collectively created the Hadoop Summit program agenda via “community choice” voting and committee selections of the final abstracts. More than 350 session abstracts were submitted and nearly 6,000 users cast more than 15,000 votes in the community choice voting process to fill a portion of the agenda. The program features speakers from more than 50 companies representing various industries, from retail to financial services to healthcare to Web. Organizations such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, eBay, LinkedIn, PayPal, Salesforce Sears Holdings, Netflix and Twitter will be presenting at the Summit.

Hadoop Summit 2013 is hosted by Hortonworks and Yahoo!. Apache Hadoop is the 100-percent open source technology that enables organizations to more efficiently and cost-effectively store, process, manage and analyze the ever-increasing volume of data being created and collected every day. Yahoo! pioneered Apache Hadoop and is still a leading user of the big data platform. Hortonworks is a core contributor to the Apache Hadoop technology via the company’s key architects and engineers.

In addition to attending the sessions you can also get trained on various Hadoop related topics including application development, administration and data science. See here for more information on classes that are available.

Hadoop Summit 2013 has also gathered tremendous ecosystem support in the form of Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorships from leading producers of software and services for the enterprise. This combination of traditional and open source companies will help make this the most successful Hadoop Summit to date.

The lineup of Hadoop Summit 2013 sponsors to date include:


  • Cisco
  • Datameer
  • IBM
  • Karmasphere
  • Kognitio
  • Microsoft
  • Platfora
  • Splunk
  • Teradata


  • Artista Networks
  • Brocade
  • Citus Data
  • Cloudera
  • Continuuity
  • Data Torrent
  • Intel Corporation
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pivotal
  • Syncsort
  • Talend
  • VMware
  • WANDisco, Inc.


  • Cirro
  • Dell
  • Hadapt
  • HStreaming
  • Impetus
  • Infochimps
  • LinkedIn
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • NetApp
  • ParAccel
  • Pentaho
  • Qubole
  • Rainstor
  • Rocket Fuel
  • Sendero
  • Simba Technologies
  • Supermicro
  • Tableau Software
  • TruCar
  • Twitter
  • Zaloni

To register for the Hadoop Summit 2013, please visit:

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