With a such a large number of components in the Hadoop ecosystem, writing Hadoop applications can be a big challenge for newcomers. In this talk Tom looks at best practices for building data applications that run on Hadoop, and introduces the Kite SDK, an open source project created at Cloudera with the goal of simplifying Hadoop application development by codifying many of these best practices.
Meet with Tom White:
Tom White is one of the foremost experts on Hadoop. He has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007, and is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation. Tom is a software engineer at Cloudera, where he has worked, since its foundation, on the core distributions from Apache and Cloudera. Previously he was an independent Hadoop consultant, working with companies to set up, use, and extend Hadoop. He has written numerous articles for O’Reilly, java.net and IBM’s developerWorks, and has spoken at many conferences, including ApacheCon and OSCON. Tom has a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and an M.A. in philosophy of science from the University of Leeds, UK. He currently lives in Wales with his family.
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