Big Data and the Social Firehose

A session at Strata 2012

Thursday 1st March, 2012

11:30am to 12:10pm (PST)

Social data is growing, Twitter produces 250+ million tweets per day and 27 million links to news and media. Big Data can give insights into these large datasets but first the data must be curated, cleaned and quantified before it has value. We will cover how we move from unstructured to structured and how we take simple data and apply complex processes to give context to the data.

We will cover how we developed a platform that can deal with billions of items per day and perform complex analysis before handing the data onto thousands of customers in real-time. We will also walk through our platform architecture looking at our use of Hadoop, HBase, 0MQ, Kafka and many other cutting edge technologies. You will learn some of the pitfalls of running a production Hadoop cluster and the value when you make it work.

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Nick Halstead


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Strata 2012

United States United States, Santa Clara

28th February to 1st March 2012

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Time 11:30am12:10pm PST

Date Thu 1st March 2012


Ballroom H, Santa Clara Convention Center

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