Big Data TechCon today has announced its keynote speaker for its November 2-4 conference in Chicago. Hortonworks’ founder and architect, Arun Murthy, will give the keynote address to attendees at the show on November 3.
Murthy lead the community effort to rebuild Hadoop by creating YARN, evolving Hadoop from a batch-oriented platform to one capable of batch, interactive, real-time and streaming. YARN enabled many fundamental changes to the platform, a platform which Murthy had been instrumental in building during his time initially at Yahoo! and now at Hortonworks, Inc.®.
Murthy will discuss the future of the Apache Hadoop platform at Big Data Tech Con, a topic which he is in a position not only to expound upon, but also to influence the shape of.
“Hadoop has evolved significantly since its inception as an Apache Project in 2006,” said Arun Murthy, co-founder and architect at Hortonworks. “Now there’s a flourishing Hadoop ecosystem and it is continuing to evolve rapidly as enterprises see the benefits of storing, analyzing and managing their data in Hadoop. With all the innovation that’s happening in the community, it’s a very exciting time to be a developer working on Hadoop.”
The three-day conference dedicated to Big Data offers more than 55 technical classes and tutorials for data scientists, database architects, data miners, and database administrators. It will be held at the Chicago-Mart Plaza River North, November 2-4, and the Conference is expected to draw more than 800 attendees with industry leading exhibitors like Lexis Nexis, Trip Advisor, Datastax, Soft Layer, HP and more.