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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Architecting an enterprise data hub in a 110-year-old company

Eric Richardson (American Chemical Society)
1:50pm2:30pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Enterprise adoption
Location: 230 A Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Architecture, Data Platform
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Architects and implementers of big data systems and managers driving transitions to big data technologies

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with Hadoop ecosystem technologies

What you'll learn

  • Understand the architecture, technologies used, and trade-offs of an implementation of an enterprise data hub


Eric Richardson explains how ACS used Hadoop, HBase, Spark, Kafka, and Solr to create a hybrid cloud enterprise data hub that scales without drama and drives adoption by ease of use, covering the architecture, technologies used, the challenges faced and defeated, and problems yet to solve, such as replacing more batch jobs with streaming.

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Eric Richardson

American Chemical Society

Eric Richardson is a senior engineer at the American Chemical Society. He enjoys late-night coding sessions and long walks through architectures. Eric believes in architectures built on sound principles. He likes a tall, frosty glass of collaboration and information sharing and knows that people make better decisions when they know the landscape. When the time is right you must free your architecture, and let it find its own path—it will exceed your wildest hopes…and fears.