Data Summit 2015
New York, NY
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Data Summit brings together top corporations, government agencies and public institutions gather to learn about the leading technologies and strategies for succeeding in our increasingly data-driven world.

The Current State of Hadoop

Apache Hadoop has become the predominant Big Data platform for storing and analyzing data. Companies use Hadoop to get value and gain competitive differentiation from their ever-increasing wealth of data. Knowing where and how to start exploring Hadoop's rich set of tools is a “Big Data” challenge of its own. Learn the key differences between the most popular Hadoop distributions so you can start using Hadoop today.


James Casaletto View Bio


James Casaletto

James is a Principal Solutions Architect for MapR, where he develops and deploys big data solutions with Apache Hadoop. He has strong technical work experience as a leader and individual contributor in a wide variety of internal and customer-facing environments, including startups, academia, government, and large corporations, and his unique skill set spans from solution requirements to product evangelism. James previously was Director of Field Engineering for Nebula, a company that enables businesses to deploy large private cloud computing infrastructures. Additionally, he served as a Technical Marketing Engineer for Cisco Systems, as well as a technical consultant for companies including Symantec, ExitCertified, and Hybridmedia. James holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MS in Computer Science from California State University, and a Certificate in Bioinformatics from the University of California.