StampedeCon 2012 Agenda Archive

///StampedeCon_2012 took place in St. Louis, MO on August 1, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. It was a well-rounded event designed to inform and equip organizations thinking about or already working with Big Data.

Here’s a brief look at some of the ///StampedeCon_2012 presentations/speakers (see the Presentations and Speakers pages for further details):

7:30a Continental Breakfast, Networking, Vendor Exhibits
8:15a Opening Remarks
8:30a David Strom How Big Data Can Help Your Business: Case Studies from ReadWriteWeb – David Strom (ReadWriteWeb)We’ll see examples of how FedEx, Associated Press and others are using Big Data to drive their decisions. Read More…
9:10a Rob PeglarBig Data and the Analysis Conundrum – Challenges and Opportunities – Rob Peglar (EMC/Isilon)This talk will cover several current topics in big data and specific analytic use cases in financial services and healthcare. Read More…
9:50a Break (Food, Networking, Vendor Exhibits)
10:10a Bill EldredgeMaking your Analytics Investment Pay Off – Bill Eldredge (Nokia)At Nokia, we expect to save millions on avoided license fees this year on a single “Big Data” project by creating a symbiotic relationship between our traditional RDBMS storage and our newer Hadoop cluster. Read More…
10:50a Frank CotignolaListening for Insights: The Power of Social Media Listening – Frank Cotignola (Kraft Foods)You’ll find out how to research important brand topics, provide in-depth insights to new product development, segment analysis and broader topics that you might not previously have had the funds to research. Read More…
11:30a Erich HochmuthMapReduce Best Practices and Lessons Learned Applied to Enterprise Datasets – Erich Hochmuth (Monsanto)We will explore opportunities for utilizing MapReduce to process genomic data in an enterprise system. We will discuss how MapReduce is being used to scale existing data processing workflows and lessons learned migrating existing algorithms and workflows to MapReduce. Read More…
12:10p Lunch (Food, Networking, Vendor Exhibits)
1:30p Scott FinesWelcome to the Jungle: Distributed Systems for Fun and Profit – Scott Fines (NISC)I’ll discuss some of the more common systems such as Hadoop, HBase, and Cassandra, and some of the different scenarios and pitfalls of using them.  I’ll cover when MapReduce is powerful and helpful, and when it’s better to use a different approach.  Putting it all together, I’ll mention ZooKeeper, Flume, and some of the surrounding small projects that can help make a useable system. Read More…
2:10p Pritam DamaniaHBase Backups – Pritam Damania (Facebook)HBase has been very well embraced by enterprises needing random, real-time read/write access with huge volumes of data and ease of scalability.  I will cover what Facebook has done to improve performance of backup and recovery process with minimal impact to production cluster. Read More…
2:50p Break (Food, Networking, Vendor Exhibits)
3:10p Alex MillerBig Data with Semantics – Alex Miller (Revelytix)This talk will demonstrate how RDF (Resource Description Framework) can be used to describe a variety of data and metadata, how data stored in Hadoop can be transformed or virtualized as an RDF graph, and how queries and transformations can be defined by SPARQL and R2RML (the RDB to RDF Mapping Language). Read More…
3:50p Jim DueyA Survey of Probabilistic Data Structures – Jim Duey (Lonocloud)Big data requires big resources which cost big money. But if you only need answers that are good enough, rather than precisely right, probabilistic data structures can be a way to get those answers with a fraction of the resources and cost. In this talk I’ll survey some different data structures, give some theory behind them and point out some use cases. Read More…
4:30p Conference Closing Remarks

See the Presentations and Speakers pages for further details.

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