Chris Wensel

Chris Wensel
CTO, Concurrent, Inc

Website | @cwensel

Chris Wensel is the founder of Concurrent Inc., and the author of the
Cascading data processing open-source project. He also co-founded Scale
Unlimited, the first Hadoop and “Big Data” related professional services and
training company, where he mentored companies like Sun Microsystems, Apple,
and numerous startups in the Bay Area.

Chris bootstrapped his first Internet startup in the early 90’s, creating an
early Web server-side scripting language used by companies in the
real estate and insurance verticals. During the late 90’s, Chris focused on
distributed-agent based systems where he received several patents on
distributed computing. From there he became Chief Architect for the fastest
growing business unit at Thomson Reuters. Just prior to Concurrent, Chris
was a Consulting Architect to TeleAtlas geo-content management group in


Location: Mission City B5
Abe Taha (Karmasphere), Shevek - (Karmasphere), Ken Krugler (Scale Unlimited), Chris Wensel (Concurrent, Inc)
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This tutorial will explain MapReduce and how to develop big data applications in Java and high level languages such as Pig and Hive SQL. Using examples it will cover how to prototype, debug, monitor, test and optimize big data applications for Hadoop. Attendees will get hands-on instruction and will leave with a solid understanding of how to analyze data on Hadoop clusters and practical examples. Read more.


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