March 2012

March's topic will be Apache Hadoop presented by Tim Crowley, Senior IT Architect, IBM. Apache Hadoop is a framework for running applications on a large cluster of "commodity" hardware; it's designed so that node failures are automatically handled by the framework. The Hadoop framework also abstracts away the complexity of distributing large data sets across the cluster. A straightforward Java API allows developers to create applications that process large data volumes, without worrying about where the data physically resides.

 The agenda consists of:

  • Describe the history and motivations behind the development of Hadoop
  • Describe what is meant by a "Map/Reduce" computational model
  • Provide an overview of the Hadoop Architecture
  • Configure both a pseudo-distributed and a fully-distributed cluster
  • Demonstrate how to write Map/Reduce programs and execute them on the cluster
  • Discuss some of the related Apache projects which build upon Hadoop

Food and beverages will be provided by IT Resources Corp. and is represented by Gary Baran. Please contact our sponsor if you are looking for IT related jobs.

beer.jpgI will bring samples of my Brewsmith American Rye Ale. Freshly brewed at my brewhaus operation.

Monday, March 26th at 6:00 PM.

The event will be hosted by Community Foundation of Sarasota, located at 2635 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237, which is west of exit 210 off I75.