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Big Data & Brews with Ted Dunning from MapR

By on October 9, 2013

I’ve known Ted Dunning for quite some time now, thanks to his reputation as the guy with the most responses in the Hadoop mailing list for a few years running. He is currently chief application architect at MapR, and he joined me a couple of weeks ago to talk big data over “techno beers”.

We talked about what he’s finding exciting about Mahout, use cases for Mahout recommenders, MapR & the importance of failing safely, where the major value in big data is going to be, jet turbine simulators, and he even used the chalk board to explain why Hadoop is working. Oh, and Ted also taught me a trick for how to identify a German in the street. 🙂 Enjoy and please feel free to pipe into the conversation either in the comments or on our new YouTube channel:

 


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Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which 10 years later, is considered a 20 billion dollar business. Open source technologies designed and coded by Stefan can be found running in all 20 of the Fortune 20 companies in the world, and innovative open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Katta and Spark, all rely on technology Stefan designed more than a half decade ago. In 2003, Groschupf was named one of the most innovative Germans under 30 by Stern Magazine. In 2013, Fast Company named Datameer, one of the most innovative companies in the world. Stefan is currently CEO and Chairman of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, EMI Music, Hoffmann La Roche, AT&T, the European Union, and others. After two years in the market, Datameer was commercially deployed in more than 30 percent of the Fortune 20. Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and is advising a set of startups on product, scale and operations. If not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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