Schedule: Sponsored Sessions sessions

Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Jonathan Ellis (DataStax)
The Apache Cassandra database has added many new enterprise features this year based on the real-world needs of companies like Twitter, Netflix, Openwave, and others building massively scalable systems. This talk will focus on the shift to real-time data driven applications and what that means and why Cassandra is ideal for today’s enterprise data applications. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Tasso Argyros (‎ActionIQ)
This session will explore a new class of analytic platforms and technologies such as SQL-MapReduce® which bring the science of data to the art of business. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Steve Jackson (Thomson Reuters)
Learn how Thomson Reuters manages and processes a variety of very large and diverse data sources to quickly publish timely, trusted, and relevant information to their clients. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Lee Feinberg (DecisionViz)
Gaining Adoption Through Data Visualization Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Amr Awadallah (Cloudera)
Dr. Amr Awadallah, CTO at Cloudera, illustrates how Apache Hadoop is changing the business intelligence data stack, and how the evolving architecture delivers advanced capabilities for solving key business challenges. By enabling the complete value to be derived from both unstructured and structured data, organizations are able to ask and get answers to previously un-addressable big questions. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Jim Falgout (Pervasive Software)
Telecom network switches, network servers and other equipment generate and store large amounts of data every day. The data is mainly used for billing and network operations, If utilized fully, this data can have an enormous impact on network operations and overall profitability. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B Level: Non-technical
Ron Avnur (MarkLogic), Mark Rodgers (LexisNexis)
Ron Avnur, SVP Engineering, MarkLogic, and Mark Rodgers, Sr. Director of Product Engineering, LexisNexis will reveal how LexisNexis is rebuilding its business platform to handle Big Data in real-time. Avnur and Rodgers will discuss what it means to have Big Data, how the global organization addressed that challenge, and the business benefits resulting from the solution. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Ted Dunning (MapR, now part of HPE)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
In this talk, Dr. Dunning will outline strategies for integrating big data technologies like Hadoop into existing business data systems. The talk will provide vignettes drawn from real-life situations that expose the challenges customers have faced and the solutions that meet these challenges Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Steven Hillion (EMC DCD)
Steven Hillion, VP of EMC Greenplum’s Data Analytics Lab lends insight into emerging technologies to take advantage of the big data opportunity and how big data challenges today’s BI architectures and approaches to data management. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Moderated by:
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
Anthony Goldbloom (Kaggle), Trajan Bayly (GE), Nuala O'Connor Kelly (GE), Abdul Shaikh (National Cancer Institute)
Panel Discussion on Assembling Data to Fight Breast Cancer Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite B
Vineet Tyagi (Impetus Technologies)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Businesses today are moving beyond the buzz and experimentation with batch processing options of Hadoop and MapReduce, stretching the limits for cutting edge performance & scalability. This session will talk about emerging trends of a new generation of NoHadoop (Not Only Hadoop) architectures for future proof big data scalability and prepare you for life beyond the elephant ride ! Read more.


  • 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

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