PhillyDB: MapR Hadoop

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:48

MapR provides a unique Hadoop distribution that addresses enterprise requirements for dependability, ease of use, and integration. MapR can be used on standalone clusters, as well as being an option on AWS EMR and Google Compute Engine.

In this presentation we will briefly introduce Hadoop, then discuss MapR's unique reliability and manageability features. We'll conclude with a discussion of MapR's support for industry standard interfaces, including NFS. The NFS interface enables users to leverage standard file-based applications, and makes it easier to get data into and out of the cluster, This talk covers the motivation for supporting industry-standard interfaces as well as several real-world use cases. In addition, this talk explains the technical details behind these capabilities and how they actually work.

Keys Botzum is a Senior Principal Technologist with MapR Technologies. He has over 15 years of experience in large scale distributed system design. Mr. Botzum has worked with a variety of distributed technologies, including Sun RPC, DCE, CORBA, Java EE, AFS, and DFS. Recently, he has been focusing on Hadoop and related technologies. Previously he was a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM and a respected author of many articles on WebSphere Application Server as well as a book. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Botzum has published numerous papers on WebSphere and WebSphere security on IBM DeveloperWorks WebSphere. He is also an author of the book IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration

To learn more about MapR Technologies and their market leading Hadoop distribution, see


6:00 - 6:30 - Food, networking
6:30 - 8:00 - Presentation
8:15 - ??? - Socializing/networking @ Nodding Head Brewpub

10/16/2012 6:00 PM - Municipal Services Building
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