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Paul Kent

Paul Kent
VP, Platform R&D, SAS

Website | @hornpolish

Paul Kent is Vice President of Big Data initiatives at SAS. He spends his time between Customers, Partners and the Research & Development teams discussing, evangelizing and developing software at the confluence of big data and high performance computing. A datacenter rack full of current-generation 64bit x86 processors represents a very large aggregate memory space, thousands of threads and plentiful IO that can be harnessed to solve problems at a much larger scale than we have traditionally been accustomed to.


Sponsored Nassau Suite
Paul Kent (SAS)
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How does IT balance the tension between “one glorious cluster that serves them all” and “one cluster, one purpose – dedicated for the particular task and not to be interfered with by anything”. Kerberos, C-groups and YARN to the rescue! This talk describes the current practices and speculates how things get better under YARN. Read more.
Office Hour Table B
Paul Kent (SAS)
Modernizing your Analytics Platform? Lets talk about SAS on your Cluster… Q+A Happy to discuss your Point of View and/or answer your questions as you modernize your analytics platforms. Read more.
Hadoop Platform Grand Ballroom East
Paul Kent (SAS)
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Analytically focused organizations are building general purpose Hadoop Clusters and want to deploy a wide range of Analytic Software. As the level of data sharing goes up and the variety of tools used to access data increases, you’ll be faced with choices: what format to store your data in; what catalog to describe the data and its layouts; and how/when/where to decide between tools. Read more.


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