Brad Anderson is a Solutions Engineer at MapR, and has worked with Cascading, Storm, and Titan, and has contributed code to the HBase open-source project. He has wrangled data for 20 years, including working on a large-scale video-on-demand platform in Erlang, helping Cloudant build its hosted NoSQL offering based on CouchDB, and organizing the NoSQL East 2009 conference in Atlanta. In his free time, Brad enjoys golfing.
Hadoop users were excited to see the real-time Hadoop analytics demonstration at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara. By streaming the #strataconf twitter hashtag directly into a cluster during the conference, MapR displayed two real-time tag clouds showing a word bubble with the most frequently used words in conference tweets and a user name cloud of top tweeters. Watching the information change proved mesmerizing for some. How did we do this? By bringing MapR and Storm together to capitalize on their strengths.
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