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The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for Apache: Big Data

By 2016-03-038月 22nd, 2017Press Release

World’s leading technologists from eBay, Cloudera, Hortonworks, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Netflix confirmed for biggest open data event

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers and program for Apache: Big Data, taking place May 9-12, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Apache: Big Data gathers the Apache projects, people and technologies working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing and data engineering and science to educate, collaborate and connect in a completely project-neutral environment; it is the only event that brings together the full suite of Big Data open source projects.

Keynote speakers at Apache: Big Data include:

  • Seshu Adunuthula, head of analytics infrastructure at eBay

  • Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, chief architect at Cloudera

  • Amy Gaskins, Big Data project director at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Alan Gates, co-founder of Hortonworks

  • Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu

  • Brian Sullivan, director of streaming data engineering & analytics at Netflix

  • Ashish Thusoo, co-founder & CEO of Qubole

  • Matei Zaharia, Apache Spark creator and CTO of Databricks

The full lineup of Apache: Big Data sessions can be viewed at

Apache: Big Data is co-located with ApacheCon, which brings together the open source community to learn about and collaborate on the technologies and projects driving the future of open source, web technologies and cloud computing. The ApacheCon schedule will be published on March 8th.

Registration for Apache: Big Data is discounted to $599 through March 6 – register at Those interested in also attending ApacheCon can register for both events at one time for a total discounted cost of $998 through March 6th.

Apache: Big Data is made possible by Diamond Sponsor IBM; Gold Sponsors Jahia and Scylla; Silver Sponsors Cloudera and Red Hat, and Community Partner The Apache Software Foundation. 

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