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Milind Bhandarkar, Pivotal

Big Data & Brews: Pivotal’s Chief Scientist on the Early Days of Hadoop

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April 22, 2014

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Milind is one of the early contributors to Hadoop (he’s been working on it since 1.0) so it was a great wrap up to our conversation hearing about what it was like for him in the early days implementing Hadoop at Yahoo. We also had a chance to discuss his thoughts on Apache Mesos, what he […]

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Milind Bhandarkar, Pivotal

Big Data & Brews: Pivotal Chief Scientist, Milind Bhandarkar, Talks about Life Before Pivotal

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April 15, 2014

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Following last week’s snapshot of how Pivotal works, Milind and I shared some of my favorite Indian beer, Kingfisher, and talked about the cool projects he’s had a chance to work on before joining the company. Did you know he worked on the first super computer in India and also at the Center for Simulation […]

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Supreet Oberoi, Concurrent

Big Data & Brews: Financial Services Big Data Use Cases

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April 1, 2014

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Wrapping up my conversation with Supreet, I wanted to dig deeper into his time as a Big Data evangelist at American Express before joining Concurrent. He has some great insights about how regulated industries are using Hadoop and big data analytics: TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           Welcome back to Big Data & Brews with Supreet from Concurrent, Inc., […]

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Supreet Oberoi, Concurrent

Big Data & Brews: Concurrent and Cascading

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March 25, 2014

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This was a really exciting Big Data & Brews for me because I’m such a fan of Cascading. This week I talked to Concurrent’s VP of  Field Engineering, Supreet Oberoi about the back-end of the technology over an IPA (which was pretty good if I do say so myself) and some great use-cases. TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           […]

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MapR, Tomer Shiran

Big Data & Brews: Tomer Shiran of MapR Talks About Hadoop & MapR Innovation

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March 18, 2014

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Tomer and I were able to finish off the fantastic pita and hummus he brought in while we wrapped up our conversation around what MapR is up to and the cool things he sees happening in the Hadoop ecosystem. TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           Welcome back to Big Data & Brews.  We have awesome hummus and pita, and […]

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Jake Flomenberg from Accel Partners

Big Data & Brews: Jake Flomenberg of Accel Partners Shares His Insight into Startup Success

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March 4, 2014

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In the second half of our conversation (you can catch the first half here), Jake shares his thoughts around what makes a successful startup in the Big Data market. TRANSCRIPT: Stefan: Welcome to Big Data & Brews.  We continue with Jake from Accel, and a wonderful strong double IPA beer with 8% alcohol by volume.  Cheers […]

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Are You Thinking About Hadoop All Wrong?

Are You Thinking About Hadoop All Wrong?

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January 30, 2014

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**First printed in rediscoveringBI Special Edition, January 2014. Reprinted with permission from Radiant Advisors.** We are at a technological crossroads. Forty years ago, when databases first came in to play, hardware was by far the bigger cost over human capital or time. The traditional 3-tier architecture of first needing to extract and transform data before […]

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Justin Borgman, CEO of Hadapt

Big Data & Brews: Justin Borgman, CEO of Hadapt

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January 7, 2014

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I can now say that I enjoy a gluten-free beer, thanks to Justin Borgman, the CEO of Hadapt. We got a chance to talk about one of my favorite ;) topics… SQL on Hadoop, and a bit about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in the Big Data space. Check out the first of […]

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Stefan Groschupf Donating $10,000 to ProWildlife

A Sincere Thank You

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December 9, 2013

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To all of you that purchased the Charity Edition to help save elephants orphaned by the ivory trade, thank you. With your support, we are able to donate an amazing $10,000 to ProWildlife and the Elephant Orphanage Project to help them in their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned elephants back into the wild. […]

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Michael Stack Episode 2

Big Data & Brews with Michael Stack, Apache HBase Chair – Part 2

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November 18, 2013

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This week, Michael diagrams how HBase works, and we talk about the environmental impact of Big Data. No more beer explosions, thankfully.

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