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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA

SQL in Hadoop: To Boldly Go where No Data Warehouse has Gone Before

Emma McGrattan (Actian)
1:30pm–2:10pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Location: LL21 A
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Slides:   1-PDF 

Originally designed for big data storage and processing, many organizations are now looking to SQL in Hadoop solutions as a replacement to their traditional MPP databases. In this session you will hear of some of the fascinating use cases for SQL in Hadoop based on real-world customer examples. You will learn some of the innovative techniques that have emerged to overcome limitations of the Hadoop platform that enable features one expects in a proven mature database. If you are planning to give business users enterprise-grade SQL access to your Hadoop cluster, this is a must-attend session.

This session is sponsored by Actian

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Emma McGrattan


As SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma McGrattan leads the Actian Vector, Actian Vector Hadoop Edition and Actian Matrix development teams. A leading authority in DBMS technologies, Emma has over twenty years’ experience managing, supporting and developing a variety of databases from her early days with Ingres through to the cutting-edge Actian Vector Hadoop Edition . Emma joined the original Ingres Corp. in 1992 and held a senior leadership role in the Ingres engineering team through a number of acquisitions. Born in Ireland, she earned a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University.