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The Modern Data Architecture for Predictive Analytics with Revolution Analytics and Hortonworks Data Platform


John Kreisa, Partner and Strategic Marketing, Hortonworks
David Smith, VP of Marketing and Community, Revolution Analytics

Hadoop, being a disruptive data processing framework, has made a large impact in the data ecosystems of today. Enabling business users to translate existing skills to Hadoop is necessary to encourage the adoption and allow businesses to get value out of their Hadoop investment quickly. R, being a prolific and rapidly growing data analysis language, now has a place in the Hadoop ecosystem.

We will cover:

  • Trends and business drivers for Hadoop
  • How Hortonworks and Revolution Analytics play a role in the modern data architecture
  • How you can run R natively in Hortonworks Data Platform to simply move your R-powered analytics to Hadoop

About the speakers:

About the Speakers:
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A veteran from the enterprise marketing industry John has worked worked on products at every level of the IT stack from the depths of storage through to the insight of business intelligence and analytics. Currently John leads partner and strategic marketing initiatives at open source leader Hortonworks who develops, distributes and supports Apache Hadoop.

David has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products. David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, David leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, David served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc.