The meeting hosted lots of discussions and 3 presentations:
Owen O’Malley: Upcoming Hadoop Security release
Owen O’Malley from the Yahoo! Hadoop Team provided an overview of the upcoming Hadoop Security release. Owen described the features and capabilities included as well as operational benefits. Yahoo! is very excited about adding security capabilities to Hadoop and views this as major milestone in continuing to make Hadoop an enterprise-grade platform.
Tyson Condie: Hadoop Online
Tyson Condie a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, presented the innovative research around Hadoop Online efforts lead by Prof. Joseph M. Hellerstein . Tyson described a modified MapReduce architecture that allows data to be pipelined between operators. This extends the MapReduce programming model beyond batch processing, can reduce completion times and improve system utilization. Tyson included examples from the HOP - Hadoop Online Prototype project.
Bradford Cross: Flightcaster
Bradford Cross from Flightcaster provided an exciting overview on the FlightCaster flight delays prediction service and some cool insights into the airline industry. Bradford described how they built a scalable machine learning and data analysis platform using Clojure dynamic programming language wrapping Cascading and Hadoop. Bradford demonstrated how the use of Hadoop makes building scalable systems much simpler