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Special "How it Works" Big Data & Brews Continued: Spark, HBase, Stinger

Special “How It Works” Big Data & Brews: On Spark, HBase and Project Stinger


May 27, 2014

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We had a few more great chalk talks that I wanted to share in this week’s special “How it Works” Big Data & Brews. Pull up your favorite brew and hear about some of the cool Hadoop open source projects from former Quantifind CTO Erich Nachbar who shares how Spark works, Michael Stack about HBase and Hortonworks’ Ari Zilka […]

Big Data & Brews: Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics

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


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 […]

Milind Bhandarkar, Pivotal

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


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 […]

Erich Nachbar

Big Data & Brews: Erich Nachbar, former CTO of Quantifind


September 29, 2013

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Some of the most interesting conversations happen after work over beers. I’ve started to invite some technical big data thought-leaders to have these conversations recorded and share them with you. My first guest is Erich Nachbar, the former CTO of Quantifind, who stopped by with a “classic German summertime drink.” We talk about his background, […]