We’re gearing up already for our annual Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York City. In the last year, the event has gone global, with shows in New York, Barcelona, London and (soon!) in Singapore. That expansion reflects the growing interest worldwide in big data and analytics. I enjoy the chance to travel and to talk with members of the global open source Apache Hadoop community and with businesspeople and others changing the world with data.
Notwithstanding that growth, though, the New York event remains the largest and, for me, the most important conference in the family. New York is where we started, in 2009, with almost 800 people at our inaugural Hadoop World event. We joined forces with O’Reilly Media‘s Strata conference in 2012. The combination consistently delivers the industry’s most interesting cutting-edge content on data, analytics and their impact. Last year’s event at the Javits Center attracted more than 5,000 people.
The New York show is where we make our big product and strategy announcements every year. It’s where we unveiled Cloudera Impala, our record-setting open source parallel SQL engine for Hadoop. In 2013, we announced that we were bringing Apache Spark into our products — an announcement since echoed by our competitors broadly, setting the stage for an industry-wide embrace of this powerful processing and analytic engine.
This year’s content line-up is, as usual, outstanding. The tutorial menu is bigger than ever before. We’ve got a great collection of practitioners talking about real-world use cases, sharing war stories and advice for success. The people who created and build the open source projects driving the industry will tell you where they’re headed. We’ve got a fantastic slate of keynote speakers, including Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting, Capital One’s Phil Kim, Jeff Jonas from IBM, CIO of the CIA Doug Wolfe and others.
I am especially excited to tell you about a few new things we’ve been working on here at Cloudera!
The 2015 event is about a month earlier than it’s been in past years: September 29 to October 2. That means the registration deadlines are looming. The conference has sold out every year, and despite our expansion into even larger space at the Javits, I expect that to hold true this year, too. The early-bird deadline for discounted registration is August 14 — after that, you’ll have to pay full price.
Hustle on over to the registration page to guarantee yourself a spot. You can use the Cloudera discount code, CLOUDERA20, to save yourself a few bucks, even on the early-bird price. I look forward to seeing you there!