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The Linux Foundation Announces Keynotes and Sessions for Apache: Big Data

By 2017-03-098月 22nd, 2017Press Release

The Apache Software Foundation, home to dozens of leading Big Data projects, gathers leading technologists and end users in Miami for sharing, learning and collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the keynote speakers and program for Apache: Big Data, taking place May 14-16 in Miami, FL.

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.

Featuring 90+ sessions, 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. Home of dozens of industry-leading projects, from Hadoop and Spark to Kafka and Bigtop, countless Apache projects are the foundation of today’s Big Data platforms and are the basis for the greater ecosystem. Apache: Big Data covers the issues, technologies, techniques and best practices that are shaping the data ecosystem across a wide range of industries including finance, business, manufacturing, government, academia, media, energy, and retail.

Confirmed keynote speakers at Apache: Big Data include:

  • Alan Gates, Co-Founder, Hortonworks
  • Sandra Matz, Computational Social Scientist
  • Sam Ruby, President, Apache Software Foundation

Additional keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Session highlights include:

  • Fast Cars, Big Data – How Apache Can Help Formula 1, Tugdual Grall, MapR
  • Advertising on Google and Traffic Experimentation Platform in eBay, Yi Liu, eBay
  • Construct a Shareable GPU Farm for Data Scientists, Layne Peng, Dell EMC
  • Using Apache Beam for Batch, Streaming, and Everything in Between, Frances Perry, Google
  • Docker on Hadoop, Daniel Templeton, Cloudera
  • From Open Data to Open Information, Thomas Vanhove, Qrama
  • Routing a Trillion Messages per Day @Twitter, Lohit Vijayarenu, Twitter
  • Performance benchmarking in open-source at Amazon EMR, Stephen Tak Lon Wu, Amazon AWS EMR

View the full lineup of Apache: Big Data sessions.

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.

Registration for Apache: Big Data is discounted to $600 through March 12. Registration includes access to all activities and sessions at both Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are also being accepted.

Members of the media who would like to reserve a complimentary press pass to Apache: Big Data should contact Dan Brown at

Apache: Big Data is made possible by Platinum Sponsor IBM, Gold Sponsor Databricks, Silver Sponsor Cloudera, and Community Partner The Apache Software Foundation.

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About The Linux Foundation

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