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February 22nd 2011: What is HADOOP and why should I care?


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ATTENTION ALL Data and Information PROFESSIONALS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AREA

Dear Northwest Data and Information Professionals,

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Northwest Chapter meeting focused on HADOOP, a powerful tool for processing huge quantities of data—it can enhance and co-exist with existing enterprise BI/DW systems. The open systems world is heralding Hadoop as a significant capability that will change the way we architect Data Warehouses in the future. But many in the business and IT community still wonder how it can help the average BI/DW initiative.

The meeting will be held on February 22nd, 2011 at Amazon’s South Lake Union Campus in Seattle.

Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. See our meeting agenda below....Online Pre-Registration is preferred by Amazon Security.





When:

Tuesday, February 22, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where:

Amazon South Lake Union – Van Vorst Building

426 Terry Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Event Parking: Amazon’s underground parking garage will be available the night of the event.

WhereScape will sponsor free garage parking for the first 100 participants!

Street parking is also available within a few blocks of campus.



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Agenda:

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Arrivals and Networking

6:15– 6:25 p.m.

Opening remarks and announcements

6:25 - 7:00 p.m.

Presentation: "What is HADOOP and why should I care?"

Abstract



Colin White

Colin White is the president and founder of BI Research. He is well known for his in-depth knowledge of leading-edge business intelligence and business collaboration technologies, and how they can be integrated into an IT infrastructure for supporting the smart and agile business. With over 35 years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events. Colin has written numerous articles and papers on business intelligence and data management and writes for the Business Intelligence Network and leading industry journals. Prior to becoming an analyst and consultant he worked for IBM and Amdahl.

7:00 - 7:10 p.m.

“Drawings for door prizes”

7:10 - 7:50 p.m.

Customer Panel: Practical Experience with HADOOP

This portion of the event will be presented by a customer panel of Northwest companies who are implementing HADOOP in one of its various forms.

7:50 – 8:00 p.m.

Q&A

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Space is limited so sign up early! To become a member at a 10% discount, please click here and use priority code seacptr1. For more information about TDWI Membership, contact chapters@tdwi.org.

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Presenter Information

Colin White, President of DataBase Associates Inc. and Founder of BI Research

As an analyst, educator and writer he is well known for his in-depth knowledge of data management, information integration, and business intelligence

technologies and how they can be used for building the smart and agile business. With many years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events. Colin has written numerous articles and papers on deploying new and evolving information technologies for business benefit and is a regular contributor to several leading print- and web-based industry journals. For ten years he was the conference chair of the DCI and Shared Insights Portals, Content Management, and Collaboration conference. He was also the conference director of the DB/EXPO trade show and conference. Colin may be contacted by sending an email to info@bi-research.com

Posted on 01/26/11


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