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StampedeCon 2015 Call for Speakers is Now Open

February 4, 2015

We are excited to announce that we’ve just opened our
Call for Speakers for StampedeCon 2015, which will be held on July 15-16 in St. Louis at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.

We would like to hear what you are working on and how you’ve achieved results with Big Data.  This can include discussion of your analytics processes, business-specific use cases, etc. or even specific tools, processes or libraries you use, such as Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL databases,  machine learning libraries, Big Data-specific development frameworks/languages, etc.

The deadline to submit a speaking proposal is March 20, 2015.  For more details, please visit our Call for Speakers page.  We look forward to seeing your proposal!

StampedeCon Speaker Presentations in top 5% viewed on SlideShare

February 19, 2015

slideshare logoSlideShare, which is owned by LinkedIn and has more than 10 million presentations uploaded and 50 million+ visitors per month, has sent out their annual announcement of the top viewed presentations on their site.  StampedeCon speaker presentations continue to be top performers and have placed in the top 5% viewed on SlideShare for 2014.

Speaking at StampedeCon events is a great way to communicate your Big Data insights with others attending.  And attending is a great way to connect with others to discuss this great content.

You can view all StampedeCon speaker slides on SlideShare.net/StampedeCon.   Thank you to all of our great speakers for sharing their insights.  And thank you to those who are viewing these slides in order to learn how to bring Big Data into your organizations.

StampedeCon 2015 Venue Announced

February 4, 2015

We are excited to announce that StampedeCon 2015 will be held on July 15-16 in St. Louis at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.  Not only is this location easy to access for local travelers, it is also easy to get to from the airport for those flying in.  The Sheraton Westport Chalet hotel offers  complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and excellent guest rooms.

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Sheraton Westport Chalet

Exploring St. Louis

While in St. Louis, explore the attractions of beautiful Forest Park, such as the St. Louis ZooSt. Louis Science CenterMissouri History Museum and the St. Louis Art Museum.  Beyond that, there is plenty more to explore in St. Louis.

 

StampedeCon 2015 will be July 15-16

January 8, 2015

StampedeCon Big Data ConferenceWe’ve finalized the dates for StampedeCon 2015!  We’ll be holding the conference on July 15-16 in St. Louis and we’re also working on training workshops for July 14.  We’re working on putting together the agenda now.

Special early registration will be available soon.  For sponsorship or other questions, please contact us.  To receive conference updates, sign up for our announcement newsletter.

StampedeCon 2014 Slides Posted

June 21, 2014

StampedeCon 2014 was May 29-30, 2014. Executives, architects, engineers and others described practical business and technical aspects of Big Data projects. From analytics to strategies, experts illustrated how to harness the power of Big Data.

This year’s multiple track format helped companies in all different stages of their Big Data adoption and provided attendees the opportunity to learn about everything from starting a Big Data pilot program to transitioning into production to advanced use cases.

Check out some of the StampedeCon 2014 slides at SlideShare.net/StampedeCon.

 

StampedeCon 2014 Begins!

May 28, 2014

Its time for StampedeCon 2014!  We kick off on Thursday, May 29 at 8:00 AM.  Watch the hashtag #StampedeCon on Twitter for updates.

DIRECTIONS: For Directions to the conference, see the Venue page.

We’re excited to see everyone at StampedeCon 2014!

Solving Large-scale Offline Data Ingestion Challenges

May 14, 2014

richrelevanceNew mobile, social, sensor and click-stream data from consumers, the Internet of Things and even the “Enterprise of Things” is creating opportunities but also challenges for organizations who have decided to try to harness this data’s potential.  One such challenge is large-scale offline data ingestion.

At StampedeCon 2014, Murtaza Doctor, Principal Architect at RichRelevance, will describe a platform that his team has built to provide a self-service data ingestion platform that provides schema discovery, validation and error reporting as well as integration with Hive for ELT processes.   Continue reading “Solving Large-scale Offline Data Ingestion Challenges”

Will big data allow the right to be forgotten?

May 13, 2014

lockIn a decision that will have big data usage implications, the European Union Court of Justice has ruled that users have the right to request Google remove search results which contain private, or otherwise sensitive data. The search engine giant will be obliged to remove the data, “…unless there are particular reasons not to, such as the result and its data is in the public interest”, however how that would be determined was not addressed. Continue reading “Will big data allow the right to be forgotten?”

StampedeCon 2014 Agenda Announced

May 12, 2014

StampedeCon 2014 is a national Big Data conference series hosted in St. Louis, MO, that is being held May 29-30, 2014. Executives, architects, engineers and others will describe practical business and technical aspects of Big Data projects. From analytics to strategies, experts will illustrate how to harness the power of Big Data.  See our 2014 agenda for full details of the different tracks. This year’s multiple track format will help companies in all different stages of their Big Data adoption and provide attendees the opportunity to learn about everything from starting a Big Data pilot program to transitioning into production to advanced use cases. We’re bringing you another year of insightful and timely Big Data content from expert speakers and experienced practitioners. In addition, on May 27-28, you can find pre-conference training workshops on Hive, Cassandra, Hadoop and NoSQL database architecture.

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Scaling R with Hive via Pluggable Query Generation

May 12, 2014

RlogoApache Hive is a good tool for performing ETL and basic analytics but is limited in statistical analysis and data exploration capabilities. R, on the other hand, has become a preferred language for analytics, as it offers a wide variety of statistical and graphical packages. The downside is that R is single threaded and memory intensive thus making it difficult to work with data at scale.

At StampedeCon 2014 on May 29-30 in St. Louis, RichRelevance’s Senior Software Engineer Sukhendu Chakraborty will discuss the R to Hive connector package they’ve developed to meet their need of using R on terabytes of data feasibly while maintaining R code that is independent of the data source.

A number of existing open-source packages, such as Rhive, RHadoop and RHIPE address R’s scalability to different extents.  And, with some work, there are also ways to link R to optimized multi-threaded libraries.  In a detailed overview of RichRelevance’s approach, Chakraborty sites these advantages and differentiators of having an R to Hive connector: Continue reading “Scaling R with Hive via Pluggable Query Generation”