Ben Werther

Ben Werther
Founder and Executive Chairman, Platfora

Website | @bwerther

Ben is the Founder & CEO of Platfora – the company focused on harnessing the potential of Hadoop so that any business user can explore, interact with, and derive insight from massive data sets, and all via an intuitive and richly interactive web interface. Prior to Platfora, Ben was VP of Products at DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra. Before that, Ben spent a number of years as head of products at Greenplum (through the EMC acquisition), and drove product strategy, prioritization and product definition for the company. Ben is an industry veteran and big data thought leader, and frequent speaker on big data topics.

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Sponsored, Grand Ballroom (NY Hilton)
Ben Werther (Platfora)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 20 ratings)
Hadoop is scalable, inexpensive and can store near-infinite amounts of data. But driving it requires exotic skills and hours of batch processing to answer straightforward questions. Learn how everything is about to change. Read more.
Hadoop: Tools & Technology, Grand East (NY Hilton)
Ben Werther (Platfora), Kevin Beyer (Platfora)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
With traditional ETL (extract-transform-load) you need to decide how you want to transform and store the data before it arrives. Hadoop allows a much more agile pipeline – store the raw data, add a little metadata, and iteratively pull from it at whatever level of detail is needed right now by the application. We'll explore this approach and show you how you can start using it today Read more.
Office Hour, Rhinelander North (Table A)
Kevin Beyer (Platfora), Ben Werther (Platfora)
Ben Werther, Founder and CEO, Platfora & Kevin Beyer, Principal Architect, Platfora Read more.

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