November 9, 2011 – The second and final day of Cloudera’s Hadoop World event had one keynote speaker put the unstructured data framework in a prominent place among tech innovations as well as a host of new data management announcements from vendors.
Cloudera architect Doug Cutting and Informatica EVP and CTO James Markarian kicked off the morning’s schedule with keynote addresses. Markarian in particular kicked up social media chatter about on the event as he positioned Hadoop as the most important technology to come along in 30 years. That said, he noted that it still carries some mainstream hesitation from the lack of connected applications and deeper security.
Among those comments and re-posts, Yves de Montcheuil, marketing VP for Talend, remarked on his Twitter account that hiring of Hadoop and MapReduce developers is similar to the rush around Java developers more than a decade ago, and expects more of that “until it becomes a commodity.” Last week, Informatica launched HParser, a big data transformation release which Ventana analyst David Menninger wrote will be one among many “as organizations work to make Hadoop a disciplined part of their IT infrastructure processes.”
A handful of information software providers used the second day of the Hadoop World event to put the spotlight on new and updated releases. BI vendor Tableau Software unveiled its support for Cloudera’s Distribution Including Hadoop in Tableau 6.1, enabling data visualizations, and report and dashboard creation without programming. StackIQ announced the availability of Rocks+ 6, its software suite for large infrastructure deployment and management automation. Also, operational intelligence software provider Splunk stated it will provide integration for its real-time and historical machine data offering Splunk Enterprise with Apache Hadoop.
Although the conference was held Tuesday and Wednesday, there is Hadoop training scheduled in conjunction with the event. Attendance totals from Cloudera topped 1,400, its biggest audience yet, and led to the cancellation of on-site registration.
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