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Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
David Robson

David Robson
Principal Technologist, Dell Software


David Robson is a principal technologist at Dell Software. He is the lead developer of the Dell Oracle connector for Hadoop which is currently in the process of being donated to the Apache SQOOP project, and was the originator of Dell’s Toad for Hadoop project. David has a background in Oracle administration and development as well as Java and Hadoop development. David lives in Melbourne, Australia. He can be reached at


1:45pm–2:25pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Hadoop Platform
Location: Hall A 23/24
Guy Harrison (Dell Software), David Robson (Dell Software), Kathleen Ting (Cloudera)
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When people think of big data processing, they think of Apache Hadoop, but that doesn't mean traditional databases don't play a role. In most cases users will still draw from data stored in RDBMS systems. Apache Sqoop can be used to unlock that data and transfer it to Hadoop, enabling users with information stored in existing SQL tables to use new analytic tools. Read more.
11:00am–11:40am Friday, 10/17/2014
Office Hour
Location: Table A
Jaroslav Cecho (Cloudera), Gwen Shapira (Confluent), Abraham Elmahrek (Fossa), Kathleen Ting (Cloudera), David Robson (Dell Software), Guy Harrison (Dell Software)
Looking for a deeper understanding of how to integrate components in the Hadoop ecosystem? Meet with Jarcec, Gwen, Abe, Kathleen, Guy, and David to discuss Apache Sqoop 2 refactoring and new features, and ways to troubleshoot common Sqoop errors. You’ll also learn how you can contribute. Read more.