Posts Tagged Hadoop World 2011
Hadoop World 2011 was bursting at the seams last week. As Cloudera CEO Mike Olson put it, the Sheraton in New York City was “fire marshal full.” The official count was 1,400 attendees, but I suspect that number was even higher. Word is Cloudera had to turn away hundreds who just showed up at the door for the conference.
That’s a good sign for Cloudera as a company and Hadoop as a whole, which leads me to the first of my five key takeaways from Hadoop World.
One application that impacts the design of Data Center Ethernet Fabrics is Big Data. Hadoop runs on a shared-nothing architecture, defined as a collection of independent, possibly virtual, machines, each with local disk and local main memory, connected together on a high-speed network. This means that storage is DAS, not SAN (even from EMC’s Greenplum solutions – as discussed towards the end of this video). Even with storage out of the mix, there are special networking architectural considerations for big data environments like Hadoop. The Wikibon and SiliconAngle teams had full coverage of Hadoop World 2011, including discussions of networking with Cisco and Arista Networks.
I’ve noticed more than a few Tweets lamenting that fact that Hadoop World 2011 is sold out. Luckily for those Tweeters and anyone else that couldn’t land a ticket, we’re bringing theCUBE to New York City next week for two days (Nov. 8 and 9) of live, continuous coverage of the show.
This is our second year at Hadoop World and as you can see from the above infographic we have a great line-up of speakers and guests ready to take their spot inside theCUBE. In addition to those mentioned above, also joining us: