Toronto Hadoop User Group March 2015- Zeta Architecture
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The THUG (Toronto Hadoop User Group) is a nonprofit organization uniting people in the Great Toronto Area who are interested in Hadoop and all of its related technologies. They help create and foster a vibrant community of like minded individuals who are interested in learning together, helping each other succeed with Hadoop technologies while having some fun in the process.


Zeta Architecture

Jim Scott View Bio

Apache Mesos delivers resource management across the entire data center. This allows a company's operations team to tune the performance of the entire software stack by shifting resources between applications without having to re-engineer software. Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark together deliver all of the processing power for handling big data. Custom enterprise applications can leverage Hadoop and Spark to deliver the enterprise functionality, while Mesos can balance the resources across the data center. This presentation will focus on an end-to-end use case for the architecture and benefits that can be delivered with this software stack. These benefits will include operational efficiencies, better CPU utilization, and simplified software architectures.


Jim Scott

Jim drives enterprise architecture and strategy at MapR. Jim Scott is the cofounder of the Chicago Hadoop Users Group. As cofounder, Jim helped build the Hadoop community in Chicago for the past four years. He has implemented Hadoop at three different companies, supporting a variety of enterprise use cases from managing Points of Interest for mapping applications, to Online Transactional Processing in advertising, as well as full data center monitoring and general data processing. Prior to MapR, Jim was SVP of Information Technology and Operations at SPINS, the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics reporting and consulting services for the Natural, Organic and Specialty Products industry. Additionally, he served as Lead Engineer/Architect for dotomi, one of the world’s largest and most diversified digital marketing companies. Prior to dotomi, Jim held several architect positions with companies such as aircell, NAVTEQ, Classified Ventures, Innobean, Imagitek, and Dow Chemical, where his work with high-throughput computing was a precursor to more standardized big data concepts like Hadoop.