AgilData Hosts Big Data Meetup: MapR Streams and Kafka with Will Ochandarena


AgilData Hosts Big Data Meetup: MapR Streams and Kafka with Will Ochandarena

AgilData is sponsoring the Denver/Boulder Big Data Meetup on September 8, 2016 with Will Ochandarena from MapR. This meetup will be held at:

Develop Intelligence
3200 Carbon Place, Unit 101
Boulder, CO

Will Ochandarena from MapR will be visiting town to present on their approach to streaming processing with MapR Streams and Kafka. MapR Streams is a global publish-subscribe event streaming system for big data. It connects data producers and consumers worldwide in real time, with unlimited scale.


6:00 – 6:30 – Socialize over food and drink
6:30 – 6:45 – Announcements, Upcoming Events
6:45 – 8:30 – Presentation
8:30 – ??? – Continued socializing

About the Presentation

This presentation explores real-time event streaming with Kafka and MapR Streams.  We’ll start with the basics, look at a few real-world use cases, and then deep-dive on how these concepts can be extended to build a next-generation system of record.  In doing so, we’ll talk about the relationship of streams to databases, which are historically thought of as the system of record, and talk about how some really hard data management problems are solved using this approach, such as synchronization of multi-model databases, data versioning, and data lineage auditing.

The Basics: Message Queues and Event Logs

– What they are, why they matter, some history behind Kafka’s development and MapR Streams

Some Real-World Use Cases

– Basically answer the questions “What’s it good for?” and “Who’s using this?”

Kafka / MapR Streams Architecture

– High-level overview of message producers, consumers, processors, and queues, along with the Kafka API

Stream / Database Duality Concepts

Applied Streaming System of Record

– Achieving synchronization, versioning, and auditing

About the Speaker

Will Ochandarena is Director of Product Management at MapR, responsible for user experience and cloud.  Prior to MapR, Will spent some time in the SeaMicro group at AMD, responsible for networking and cloud strategy, and before that was a product manager for the Nexus family of data center switches at Cisco.  Will has an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and and MBA from Santa Clara University.



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