Big data and cloud.
Not since the discovery that peanut butter and chocolate – despite differences in color and heat tolerance – actually do pair well together, have we seen such a natural fit for two seemingly disparate things.
Just over a decade ago, Amazon rolled out its public cloud service, AWS. The rate of adoption, and the pace of innovation within its customer-base hasn’t slowed since. Think about the most iconic companies of the past decade – Uber, Airbnb, GoPro, etc… – and you’ll find cloud at the core of their infrastructure.
You can point to a similar trajectory with Apache Hadoop, an open source project founded eleven years ago. Today, many of the world’s largest banks, retailers, manufacturers, and healthcare companies rely on core ecosystem technologies to power machine learning, analytics, and real-time applications.
At next week’s Strata+Hadoop World in San Jose, you’re going to hear a lot about how big data and cloud are not only co-existing in the enterprise, but in fact delivering a force multiplier for business value.
Consider data engineering, roughly the act of ingesting, exploring, and transforming data and assembling delivery pipelines. Batch jobs like these are ideal for cloud environments due to their transient nature. Companies can save on infrastructure cost and deliver self-service, because in the cloud you only have to pay for the time your services run, and you’re not constrained by resource availability.
So if big data in the cloud is interesting to you, here are a few of the sessions worth checking out in San Jose featuring Cloudera and our partners:
- Tutorial: Deploying and operating big data analytic apps on the public cloud
- Wednesday, 11:50am A deep dive into leveraging cloud infrastructure for data engineering workloads
- Wednesday, 1:50pm BI and SQL analytics with Hadoop in the cloud
- Wednesday, 2:40pm Running a Cloudera cluster in production on Azure
- Wednesday, 5:10pm Practical considerations for running Spark workloads in the cloud
And don’t forget to swing by our booth on the expo floor. We’ll have cloud-related sessions going on most of the afternoon on Wednesday, and as always, free t-shirts!
We look forward to seeing you all there.