IDUG 2012 Talk: Big Data, Hadoop, BigInsights


IDUG 2012 is coming in May. I am excited to be invited to speak at the IDUG conference - a great event for DB2 practitioners. So, here is the tentative abstract of the talk:

Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL: A Crash Course for a Fearless DB2 Practitioner

Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL became the buzzwords in the IT community. However, few database practitioners understand what these technologies are, what are their advantages and weak points, and how (if at all?) do they fit in the relational data processing landscape. No wonder, as nearly all source on these topics target software developers and not data professionals. On the other hand, data professionals often greet these new technologies with either fear or ignorance. That needs to change! In this talk you will hear the sometimes amusing story behind the NoSQL, Hadoop, and Big Data and learn the principles behind them. You will learn about the angle you can take to quickly become productive with BigData, apply you SQL skills and integrate your NoSQL systems with DB2.  For demos and examples we use IBM's InfoSphere BigInsights Hadoop based implementation.

The conference is coming in May; I will post the presentation slides after the event.


New Course: Mastering Big Data with Hadoop and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights


We have been using Hadoop for some time now and now we are working on Hadoop training. What is special about this course? As you could guess from the title, for this course we use IBM BigInsights as the Hadoop implementation.The tools IBM added to the distribution make for a very smooth experience – not only during development, but also during training. This enables to cover more training materials and have course participants learn more.

Check out the course description and outline for our new Hadoop and BigInsights training. Let me know what else you would like to see. What topics would you like to see in the advanced Hadoop course?