"Amr Awadallah served as the VP of Engineering of Yahoo's Product
Intelligence Engineering (PIE) team for a number of years. The PIE
team was responsible for business intelligence and advanced data
analytics across a number of Yahoo's key consumer facing properties (search, mail, news, finance, sports, etc). Amr will share the data architecture that PIE had implementted before Hadoop was deployed and the headaches that architecture entailed. Amr will then show how most, if not all of these headaches were eliminated once Hadoop was deployed. Amr will illustrate how Hadoop and Relational Database complement each other within the traditional business intelligence data stack, and how that enables organizations to access all their data under different
operational and economic constraints."