About a month ago I attended the first European Hadoop Summit, organised by
Hortonworks in Amsterdam. The two day conference brought together both vendors
and users of Apache Hadoop for talks, exhibition and after conference beer
Russel Jurney kindly asked me to chair the Hadoop applied track during
Apache Con EU. As a result I had a good excuse to attend the event. Overall
there were at least three times as many submissions than could reasonably be
accepted. Accordingly accepting proposals was pretty hard.
Though some of the Apache community aspect was missing at Hadoop summit it was
interesting nevertheless to see who is active in this space both as users as
well as vendors.
If you check out the talks on Youtube make sure to not miss the two sessions by
Ted Dunning as well as the talk on handling logging data by Twitter.