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Using A Visual Framework to Simplify ETL on Hadoop Without MapReduce or Programming

Mike Hoskins (Actian Corporation), Ari Zilka (Hortonworks)
Sponsored Rhinelander Center
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Join the CTO of HortonWorks, Ari Zilka, and the CTO of Actian, Mike Hoskins as they introduce new YARN-ready technology to manage and analyze data right on the HDFS cluster in a visual framework, without having to use MapReduce or Java programming. This session will address some of the biggest challenges faced by companies trying to do ETL or ELT on Hadoop and highlight how they can reuse existing skills to solve these challenges. They will also discuss how the deep integration of Hadoop and a high-performance analytics engine, like ParAccel Platform, give companies everything they need to proliferate analytics using traditional and emerging data.

This session is sponsored by Actian

Mike Hoskins

Actian Corporation

Actian CTO Michael Hoskins directs Actian’s technology innovation strategies and evangelizes accelerating trends in big data, and cloud-based and on-premises data management and integration. Mike, a Distinguished and Centennial Alumnus of Ohio’s Bowling Green State University, is a respected technology thought leader who has been featured in TechCrunch,, Datanami, The Register and Scobleizer. He speaks at events worldwide including recent participation as the keynoter at DeployCon, the “Open Standards and Cloud Computing” panel at the Annual Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, the “Scaling the Database in the Cloud” panel at Structure 2010, and the “Many Faces of Map Reduce – Hadoop and Beyond” panel at Structure Big Data 2011. Mike received the AITP Austin chapter’s 2007 Information Technologist of the Year Award for his leadership in developing Actian DataRush, a highly parallelized framework to leverage multicore. Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeHSays.

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Ari Zilka


Ari Zilka has more than 20 years of software development expertise and a deep understanding of open source, enterprise software, and the execution required to build successful products. Ari was previously founder and CTO at Terracotta. Previously, Ari was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Before joining Accel, Ari was the Chief Architect at, where he led the innovation and development of the company’s new engineering initiatives. Prior to, Ari worked as a consultant at Sapient and at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Ari holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Computer Science as well as in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Follow Ari on Twitter: @ikarzali


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