DataWeek 2013 was a huge success with industry leaders, including Qubole, attending the week-long event in San Francisco. The conference continues to grow significantly, catching up to the Hadoop Summit and other recognized data conferences.
This is what we left with 🙂
At the conference, Quoble accepted the 1st place award of excellence in Innovation in Hadoop Technologies and participated in a range of interesting talks. Qubole’s VP of Engineering, Shrikanth Shankar, presented the Qubole Data Service during the Data Hacker Demo Day, and Gil Allouche, VP of Marketing, introduced the Big Data as a Service platform in a Lightning Talk. Qubole’s CEO was also able to participate in a panel on the Hadoop ecosystem alongside many other industry leaders before presenting his talk highlighting his background working at Facebook and discussing how Hadoop and its ecosystem have evolved.
SQL was a hot topic at the event as Datameer continues to distinguish itself with its own analytics platform as opposed to those that use SQL-on-Hadoop options.
In between enjoying the delicious food from the food trucks outside, executives were able to interact and gain exposure with Internet companies that are now planning to try Qubole Data Service.
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