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Strata Conference Is a Wrap

Check out the list of upcoming Strata + Hadoop World events around the world.

If you weren't able to attend, you can still get a taste of Strata New York with the Strata Conference New York 2011: Complete Video Compilation .

Strata Conference: Making Data Work

At our first Strata Conference in February, forward-thinking developers, analysts, researchers, and entrepreneurs realized that they were converging on a new profession—data scientist. Since then, demand has skyrocketed for data scientists who are proficient in the fast-moving constellation of technologies for gleaning insight and utility from big data.

"A significant constraint on realizing value from big data will be a shortage of talent, particularly of people with deep expertise in statistic and machine learning, and the manager and analysts who know how to operate companies by using insights from big data." —McKinsey Global Institute report, "Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity," May, 2011

Strata Conference covers the latest and best tools and technologies for this new discipline, along the entire data supply chain—from gathering, cleaning, analyzing, and storing data to communicating data intelligence effectively. With hardcore technical sessions on parallel computing, machine learning, and interactive visualizations; case studies from finance, media, healthcare, and technology; and provocative reports from experts and innovators, Strata Conference showcases the people, tools, and technologies that make data work.

Strata Conference is for developers, data scientists, data analysts, and other data professionals. Read more about who will be attending Strata Conference.

Strata Conference Topics and Program

Data: Distributed data processing, Real time data processing and analytics, Crowdsourcing, Data acquisition and cleaning, Data distribution and market, Data science best practice, Analytics, Machine learning, Cloud platforms and infrastructure

Business: From research to product, Data protection, privacy and policy, Becoming a data-driven organization, Training, recruitment, and management for data, Changing role of business intelligence

Interfaces: Dashboards, Mobile strategy, applications & futures, Visualization and design principles, Augmented reality and immersive interfaces, Connectivity and wireless



  • Aster Data
  • EMC Greenplum
  • GE
  • Lexis Nexis
  • MarkLogic
  • Tableau Software
  • Cloudera
  • DataStax
  • Informatica
  • DataSift
  • Splunk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Datameer
  • Impetus
  • Karmasphere
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pervasive
  • Platform Computing
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Sybase
  • Xeround
  • Media-Science
  • Platfora

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Susan Stewart at

Press & Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

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