DFW Data Science - Empowering Your Data Science with Apache Drill
Addison, TX
Monday, July 6, 2015
The DFW Data Science is a community that discusses data science techniques such as Apache Spark, Apache Drill and Apache Parquet. The also cover other topics such as : Dabble or Enhance Systems with Mahout, Hadoop, NoSQL (SOLR, MongoDB, Casandra) and Column DB (Apache Parquet).


Empowering Your Data Science with Apache Drill

Jim Bates View Bio

Apache Drill provides a familiar ANSI SQL interface to explore big data on your own without having to create any centralized schema. As a consequence, exploring big data and building new information streams into your decision making process becomes extremely easy. Think about the ability to go from new data to actionable data in days or even hours as opposed to weeks. This session will walk through accessing new data streams, discovering what those data streams consist of, and the process of delivering those data streams to your existing models to leverage new data and gain new accuracies in your models.


Jim Bates

Jim brings over 12 years of experience in systems and support engineering to his role as a Senior Systems Engineer at MapR. Jim was previously a Senior Systems Engineer for WANdisco. Prior to that, Jim was a Senior Systems Engineer for Spirent Communications, a multinational telecommunications test company. Jim also held various roles in systems engineering at Mu Dynamics. Earlier in his career, Jim held engineering positions at Tellabs and Advanced Fibre Communications. He began his career as an Officer in the US Army, where he designed and implemented mobile routing networks and jumped out of airplanes with Cisco routers to get the internet working over single channel tactical satellite networks. In addition to his technical roles, Jim has worked as a house framer, a fireman, a janitor, an infantryman, and a paratrooper. His very first job was that of a farmer and rancher, working alongside his father, a time during which he learned his most important life lessons. When not working for MapR, Jim enjoys carpentry work, welding, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with his family.

Jim holds a BS/EE in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.