We attended our first Hadoop Summit as an exhibitor in June and it was amazing. There were over 4,000 people attending this year and many new companies and technologies were introduced.
People that came by and visited us were impressed on how we compare with Amazon. Not only for the extreme pricing difference but we also offer managed services and Hadoop Jumpstart packages. Although having Bit Refinery handle your infrastructure isn’t for every company, it was very apparent that more and more companies are getting out of the data center and infrastructure business and letting the “pros" handle it.
Here are some photos from the event:
Our awesome neighbors Vormetric. They provide some of the best security for Hadoop written from the ground up. More information about their products can be found at: http://www.vormetric.com/
To promote our HDP Sandbox we had a small sandbox where attendees get one scoop to find one of many $20 bills. We gave away 20 of these in total and everyone had a good time.
Gruter in the house
Gruter brings data warehousing to Hadoop using top level Apache project named Tajo. Tajo promises full data warehousing on Hadoop which is very exciting. More information can be found on their site: http://www.gruter.com/