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Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY

Got the T-shirt: Real Experiences from a Hadoop Veteran

Jim Scott (NVIDIA)
11:00am–11:40am Thursday, 10/16/2014
Location: 1 E16/ 1 E17
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
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Jim Scott has “been there, done that, got the t-shirt” when it comes to Hadoop. A veteran of three successful Hadoop projects at companies in ad media and retail markets, Jim will share his experiences and best practices for deploying Hadoop in real-time, mission critical environments. Come to this session, get a free/fun Hadoop t-shirt of your own, and get specific advice on architecture, administration, database operations, time-series data and how it relates to online environments and can be applied to the Internet of Things (IoT) and use cases in data center operations, advertising, communication service providers (CSP), and the industrial Internet. Learn the critical success factors for organizational success with Hadoop and building the right team and skill sets for high performance Hadoop success.

This session is sponsored by MapR Technologies

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Jim Scott


Jim has held positions running Operations, Engineering, Architecture and QA teams. Jim is the cofounder of the Chicago Hadoop Users Group (CHUG), where he has coordinated the Chicago Hadoop community for the past 4 years. Jim has worked in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Digital Advertising, Digital Mapping, Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. Jim has built systems that handle more than 50 billion transactions per day. Jim’s work with high-throughput computing at Dow Chemical was a precursor to more standardized big data concepts like Hadoop.