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BDBrews-Mike Olson-Cloudera

Big Data & Brews: Cloudera on the Secret to Success & Scaling Hadoop

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July 22, 2014

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Over Sierra Nevada Pale Ales, Mike Olson and I dove into what he saw as the secret to success — a combination of the quality of people you work with and also standing in the middle of a market that is exploding around you. Mike also diagrams the initial expectations of Hadoop and how Jeff Hammerbacher […]

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Big Data & Brews: Kelly Nawrocke

Big Data & Brews: Datameer’s Senior Software Engineer Shares the Inside Scoop

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July 1, 2014

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I thought it would be fun this week to flip the tables and show one of our first recorded episodes that we did with Kelly, one of our senior software engineers. The episode never got aired and I thought it was time to bring it out and share it. He joined our team from EMI Music where he […]

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Special "Use Cases" Big Data & Brews: Hortonworks, Pivotal, MapR

Special “Use Cases” Big Data & Brews: Hortonworks, Pivotal, MapR

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June 17, 2014

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We’ve had a number of guests visit us since we’ve kicked off Big Data & Brews and one thing that I always like to ask them about is what kind of use cases they are seeing with their technology. Tune in below to hear what Ari Zilka of Hortonworks, Milind Bhandarkar of Pivotal, and Tomer Shiran and […]

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Big Data & Brews: Tobny Baer

Special Big Data & Brews from Hadoop Summit: Ovum, Tony Baer on SQL on Hadoop

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June 5, 2014

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Another Hadoop Summit is coming to a close and for the second year in a row, one of the biggest trends being discussed is SQL on Hadoop. At last year’s show, I sat on a panel moderated by Ovum Analyst Tony Baer about this very topic. This year, I got to turn the tables and […]

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Arun Murthy, Hortonworks

Big Data & Brews, Live from Hadoop Summit – Hortonworks

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June 5, 2014

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If you aren’t familiar with Arun Murthy from Hortonworks and what he’s contributed to the Hadoop community over the past decade, this episode is for you. I got to catch up with him at Hadoop Summit and talk a bit about YARN, his time at Yahoo, where he thinks the industry is headed, and more. Enjoy.

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Big Data & Brews: How it Works

Special “How It Works” Big Data & Brews: On Concurrent, MapR and Pivotal

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May 20, 2014

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One of my favorite parts of our Big Data & Brews series is when our guests use the chalkboard to diagram. This week, let’s take a look back at a couple of those chalk talks for a special “How it Works” episode:  featuring Concurrent, MapR, and Pivotal. TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:         As you described and […]

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Big Data & Brews: Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics

Big Data & Brews: On Open-source Big Data Development Tools

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May 13, 2014

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In the last episode, Ron Bodkin talked about his history and role at Think Big Analytics. This week, we talked about his belief that “fundamentally open source is the foundation of the platforms that will be successful in big data,” and that “…a lot of what’s exciting about big data is the economics of open source.” We talked about […]

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Big Data & Brews: Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics

Big Data & Brews: On Hadoop, Quantcast and Think Big Analytics

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May 6, 2014

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This week, Ron Bodkin and I talked about his time at Quantcast, one of the very first companies to work with Hadoop. We talked a bit about the main challenges he faced while he was there, before Ron explained what he’s up to at Think Big Analytics. Enjoy the full episode! TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           Welcome to Big Data & […]

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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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