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Hortonworks to Sponsor and Share Apache Hadoop Insights at ApacheCon Europe 2012

Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor promoting the innovation, development and support of Apache Hadoop, today announced that technical staff member from the office of the CTO Steve Loughran will present two sessions at ApacheCon Europe 2012, being held November 5-8, 2012 at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, Germany. Hortonworks is also sponsoring the community event.

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During his “Inside Hadoop-Dev” session, Loughran will walk attendees through Apache Hadoop's development process, including the people behind the platform, where the code lives and how codes and processes are tested and released. Loughran will also discuss how attendees can get involved, from submitting bugs, patches and beta testing to larger undertakings. This talk will further discuss how development can be improved, particularly through the support of larger and exploratory projects.

What:

          “Inside Hadoop-Dev”
 

Who:

Steve Loughran, Hortonworks technical staff
 

When:

November 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. CET
 

Where:

ApacheCon Europe 2012
Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Sinsheim, Germany
Level 2 Left
 

Steve Loughran’s second talk, “High Availability of Hadoop,” will look at the ongoing work on Apache Hadoop 1.1 and 2.0 to improve service availability. He will discuss how the Hadoop community is working to eliminate failover and improve recovery of the master nodes, add resilience to clients and make stack layers resistant to transient dependency outages with the ultimate goal of making Hadoop clusters highly available.

What:

          “High Availability of Hadoop”
 

Who:

Steve Loughran, Hortonworks technical staff
 

When:

November 6, 2012 at 5:15 p.m. CET
 

Where:

ApacheCon Europe 2012
Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Sinsheim, Germany
Level 2 Left
 

Mark Your Calendars: Hadoop Summit Europe 2013

Alongside Yahoo!, Hortonworks will co-host Hadoop Summit Europe at the historic Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on March 20-21, 2013. A gathering of the brightest Apache Hadoop developers, data scientists, data professionals and solution providers, Hadoop Summit Europe will be the first European conference focused exclusively on accelerating the enterprise adoption of Apache Hadoop. To register or submit a speaking session, please visit: http://hadoopsummit.org/amsterdam/.

About the Speaker

Steve Loughran is a member of the technical staff at Hortonworks, where he works on leading-edge developments within the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, including service availability, cloud infrastructure integration and emerging layers in the Hadoop stack. Previously, Loughran worked at HP Laboratories on large-scale distributed systems, including cloud computing infrastructures, dynamic Hadoop clusters and configuration management. He is the author of the book Ant in Action, a member of the Apache Software Foundation and an active committer on the Hadoop core projects. Follow Loughran on Twitter: @steveloughran.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for information on Hadoop, and together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators and technology vendors. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com, or follow Hortonworks on Twitter: @Hortonworks.

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