Dancing Geek To Geek, HUG, the very cool Bay Area Hadoop User Group
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Bay Area Hadoop USer Group, with close to 3000 members ,is one of the top-flight Meetup groups here in Silicon Valley that any programmer or technologigcally interested person simply must attend.
Apache Hadoop, as everyone knows, is an open source software project that enables the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of commodity servers. It is designed to scale up from a single server to thousands of machines, with a very high degree of fault tolerance. Rather than relying on high-end hardware, the resiliency of these clusters comes from the software’s ability to detect and handle failures at the application layer.
Also, Hadoop is supplemented by an ecosystem of Apache projects, such as Pig, Hive and Zookeeper, that extend the value of Hadoop and improves its usability.
Now, Hadoop is a key component of the Big Data story: Everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data–so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: from sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos posted online, transaction records of online purchases, and from cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data.
IBM has a very strong position i n Big Data and is also building on the Hadoop Technology with our BigInsights product.
Because of the importance of Big Data and Hadoop, the Bay Area Hadoop User Group is a key place to be once a month, to learn the latest about the rapid development of Hadoop and the eco system that is rapidly being developed around Hadoop.
The discussions at the meetup are usually very informative and the venue in Yahoo!'s cafeteria is great.
It is also important to point out that the Meetup group does not only discuss Hadoop, but also related technologies.
So join and become part of the world of Hadoop and Big Data.