The 5th annual Hadoop Summit is fast approaching and we are excited to participate in this great event! The Summit is June 13 – 14 at the San Jose Convention Center. It will feature use cases, tips and tricks, and will educate organizations about how they can leverage Apache Hadoop as part of their enterprise data platform. If you are a data engineer, enterprise architect, developer, analyst, data mining or business intelligence professional, then you are encouraged to attend this event!

We will have representatives from Microsoft speaking for two of the sessions during the Summit:

How Klout is changing the landscape of social media with Hadoop and BI
3:35 PM – 4:15 PM Wednesday, June 13


Session Details:

In this age of Big Data, data volumes grow exceedingly larger while the technical problems and business scenarios become more complex. Compounding these complexities, data consumers are demanding faster analysis to common business questions asked of their Big Data. This session provides concrete examples of how to address this challenge. We will highlight the use of Big Data technologies—including Hadoop and Hive —with classic BI systems such as SQL Server Analysis Services.

Session takeaways:

· Understand the architectural components surrounding Hadoop, Hive, Classic BI, and the Tier-1 BI ecosystem
· Get strategies for addressing the technical issues when working with extremely large cubes
· See how to address the technical issues when working with Big Data systems from the DBA perspective

Session Speakers:

Denny Lee
Principal Program Manager

David Mariani
VP of Engineering

Meet the presenters.

Unleash Insights On All Data With Microsoft Big Data
2:25 PM – 3:05 PM Wednesday, June 13

Session Details:

Do you plan to extract insights from mountains of data, including unstructured data that is growing faster than ever? Attend this session to learn about Microsoft’s Big Data solution that unlocks insights on all your data, including structured and unstructured data of any size. Accelerate your analytics with a Hadoop service that offers deep integration with Microsoft BI and the ability to enrich your models with publicly available data from outside your firewall. Come and see how Microsoft is broadening access to Hadoop through dramatically simplified deployment, management and programming, including full support for JavaScript.

Session Speaker:

Tim Mallalieu
Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Big Data


If you are planning on attending, please be sure to check out BigDataCamp (Twitter: @BigDataCamp). It takes place the night before the Hadoop Summit on June 12 at the San Jose Convention Center also. BigDataCamp is open to all who are interested in Big Data.

If you are on Twitter, be sure to follow us at @MicrosoftBI as we will be tweeting updates during the conference. You can also follow the Hadoop Summit handle at @hadoopsummit. We're looking forward to connecting with the Hadoop community and hearing how you are solving your complex problems.