Introducing Hadoop and Big Data into a Healthcare Organization: A True Story and Learned Lessons
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  Vladimir Bacvanski   Vladimir Bacvanski
  Lloyd Mangnall   Lloyd Mangnall
VP of Enterprise Architecture


Wednesday, August 22, 2012
04:15 PM - 04:45 PM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

In this talk we will share our story about our journey into Hadoop, Big Data, Map Reduce, and NoSQL with the goal to reduce cost and improve speed of data processing.

In our journey, we start with Hadoop and its Map Reduce algorithm that splits processing across many commodity machines. We found this to be an effective solution, albeit not without warts. From our experiences, you will learn how to effectively introduce Hadoop into a conventional data processing organization and about the approaches to integrate it not only with conventional data processing technologies, but also with people.

As our appetite grew, we had to reach towards NoSQL databases, and there we discovered Apache Cassandra – a distributed high performance data store that we use together with Hadoop.

You will learn about how to migrate from local deployment to the cloud. We conclude with "7 Habits of Successful Hadoop Projects".

  • Hadoop and Big Data: why do we care?
  • How is Hadoop and Map Reduce different?
  • Avoiding friction and integrating with relational databases
  • Preventing shock: the people issue
  • The buzz of Hive
  • When Hadoop alone is not enough: adding NoSQL / a case for Cassandra
  • Next: into the Cloud!
  • 7 Habits of Successful Hadoop Projects

Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski has over two decades of engineering experience with mission critical and distributed enterprise systems and data technologies. Vladimir has helped a number of companies including the US Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank, the US Navy, IBM, Dell, Hewlett Packard, JP Morgan Chase, General Electric, BAE Systems, AMD, and others to select, transition to, and apply new software and data technologies.

Vladimir is published worldwide and is a keynote speaker, session chair, and workshop organizer at leading industry events. As a founder of SciSpike, Vladimir is focusing on Big Data technologies and highly scalable reactive software architectures with node.js and Scala. Vladimir is the author of the O'Reilly course on Big Data and NoSQL.

Lloyd Mangnall has been architecting and implementing complex technology solutions across multiple industries for more than 20 years and is currently VP of Enterprise Architecture for VHA, Inc. He has been a leading advocate for the use of Service Oriented & Model-Driven approaches to software architecture & implementation for the past 13 years. His recent activities involve Big Data projects with Hadoop combined with semantic technologies.

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