Sep 23–26, 2019

IoT - Cloudera Edge Management

Purnima Reddy Kuchikulla (Cloudera), Timothy Spann (Cloudera), Abdelkrim Hadjidj (Cloudera)
9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1E 11
Secondary topics:  Deep dive into specific tools, platforms, or frameworks, Streaming and IoT

Who is this presentation for?

Solution Architects, Application Architects, Big Data Engineers



Prerequisite knowledge

Basic programming knowledge, hands on experience not required.

Materials or downloads needed in advance


What you'll learn

Attendees will walk away with a hands on experience handling edge devices/agents, no-code flow programming and the ability to control and monitor 10s of 1000s of these agents.


Cloudera Edge Management (CEM) is an edge management solution for IoT and Streaming use cases. CEM is made of two components – MiNiFi and Edge Flow Manager. MiNiFi is an edge agent and can be deployed into thousands of edge devices to collect data. It is a light-weight version of NiFi and acts as a runtime at the edge to execute flow files. MiNiFi also supports TensorFlow and this allows for Machine Learning (ML) models to be executed at the edge.
Edge Flow Manager is a new component within CEM. It is an edge management hub that manages, controls and monitors MiNiFi agents. It allows you to develop, deploy, run and monitor edge flow apps and ML models at the edge. Edge Flow Manager offers an easy-to-use NiFi-like user interface that allows users to leverage almost a lot of the NiFi processors to design data flows that can be pushed out to the edge. These flow files can instruct the edge agent to collect specific data points from the edge device as well as process it at the edge and stream it into the enterprise. These flow files can also be changed from the same user interface and can be deployed to the edge to any specific class of devices. This allows the user to change the behavior of a specific set of agents in the field based on specific criteria.

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Purnima Reddy Kuchikulla


Purnima is a Big Data evangelist with 15 years of experience in the industry. Purnima comes to Cloudera after working with IBM and ADP. She works with customers on their IoT, Cloud and Big Data strategies. She has previously presented at other conferences like IBM, Dataworks Summit in San Jose & Barcelona.

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Timothy Spann


Tim Spann was a Senior Solutions Architect at AirisData working with Apache Spark and Machine Learning. Previously he was a Senior Software Engineer at SecurityScorecard (" helping to build a reactive platform for monitoring real-time 3rd party vendor security risk in Java and Scala. Before that he was a Senior Field Engineer for Pivotal focusing on CloudFoundry, HAWQ and Big Data. He is an avid blogger and the Big Data Zone Leader for Dzone (

He runs the the very successful Future of Data Princeton meetup with over 1192 members at

He is currently a Senior Solutions Engineer at Cloudera in the Princeton New Jersey area.

You can find all the source and material behind his talks at his Github and Community blog:

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Abdelkrim Hadjidj


Abdelkrim is a Senior Data Streaming Specialist at Cloudera with 10 years experience on several distributed systems (Big Data, IoT, Peer to Peer and Cloud). Before joining Cloudera, he held several positions including Big Data lead, CTO and Software Engineer at several companies. He was a speaker at various international conferences and published several scientific papers at well known IEEE and ACM Journals. Abdelkrim holds a PhD, MSc and MSe degrees in Computer Science.

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