Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK
Simon Elliston Ball

Simon Elliston Ball
Solutions Engineer, Cloudera

Website | @sireb

Simon Elliston Ball is a solutions engineer at Hortonworks, where he helps clients do Hadoop. Simon is a certified Spark and Hadoop developer. Previously, he worked in the data-intensive worlds of hedge funds and financial trading, ERP, and ecommerce, as well as designing and running nationwide networks and websites. Over the course of those roles, he designed and built several organization-wide data and networking infrastructures, headed up research and development teams, and designed (and implemented) numerous digital products and high-traffic transactional websites. For a change of technical pace, Simon writes and produces screencasts on frontend web technologies and performance and is an avid Node.js programmer.


12:05–12:45 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Office Hours
Location: O'Reilly Booth (Table A)
Simon Elliston Ball (Cloudera)
If you have IoT, streaming, data-in-motion, machine-learning, or Spark topics you want to discuss, talk to Simon. Read more.
16:35–17:15 Thursday, 2/06/2016
IoT & real-time
Location: Capital Suite 12 Level: Advanced
Simon Elliston Ball (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
Apache NiFi has seen it all. (It worked for the NSA after all.) What it brings to the Hadoop ecosystem is a series of data flow and ingest patterns, a GUI, and a lot of security and record-level data provenance. Simon Elliston Ball offers an overview of Apache NiFi and explores its innovations around content and provenance repositories. Read more.