Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Building a Hadoop data application

Tom White (Cloudera), Ryan Blue (Cloudera)
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Production Ready Hadoop
Location: 3D 02/11 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Slides:   1-PPTX 


Please read through the following to make sure you are prepared in advance of the Building an Apache Hadoop Data Application, before you arrive onsite.

Images can be downloaded from:

Username: strata2015
Password: strata2015

There are both VirtualBox and VMWare downloads for students that are a little less than 4GB.

Instructions for students:
1. Go to:

Username: strata2015 Password: strata2015

2. Download a VM image for your player of choice (VirtualBox recommended)
3. Unpack the VM and import it in your player

Please do this before the tutorial to avoid a stampede of downloads over conference wireless.

Tutorial Description

In the second (afternoon) half of the Architecture Day tutorial, attendees will build a data application from the ground up. As a part of the tutorial, we will demonstrate how Kite codifies the best practices from the Hadoop Architecture Day morning session.

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Tom White


Tom White has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He is the author of Hadoop: The Definitive Guide for O’Reilly. Previously he worked as an independent consultant specializing in Hadoop, and before that was co-founder and lead developer at Kizoom, a UK mobile applications startup. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and a master’s degree in history and philosophy of science from the Universities of Leeds, UK, and Florence, Italy.

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Ryan Blue


Ryan Blue is a software engineer at Cloudera, currently working on the Kite SDK team.