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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Guy Harrison

Guy Harrison
Executive Director R&D, Dell Software

Website | @guyharrison

Guy Harrison is Executive Director of Research and Development at Dell Software. Guy is the author of Oracle Performance Survival Guide (Prentice Hall, 2009) and MySQL Stored Procedure Programming (OReilly with Steven Feuerstein) as well as other books, articles and presentations on database technology. He also writes a monthly column for Database Trends and Applications ( He is contributing to the upcoming Oracle Exadata Expert Handbook (Pearson, 2014).

Guy can be found on the internet at, on e-mail at and is @guyharrison on twitter.


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.