The conference formerly known as Hadoop Summit, DataWorks Summit, just happened June 13-15,2017 in San Jose, CA. . Lots of big take-aways; here are my faves.
- The conference had a bunch more attendees this year, but the number of exhibitors was down. Nevertheless, the traffic at the DriveScale booth was high quality, and not just there for the swag.
- DriveScale announced a customer deployment with Appnexus. Huge thanks to Tim & the team there.
- Yahoo, the company, ceased to exist this week as the Verizon deal finally closed. But Yahoo, the people, are still showing the rest of us how Hadoop is done. Check out this article in Datanami that summarizes a great talk given by our buddy Sumeet Singh.
- IBM & Hortonworks announced that IBM will be reselling Hortonworks’ products, and that Hortonworks will be reselling some of IBM’s. This means that IBM’s BigInsights customers will most likely be transitioned to Hortonworks. This was entirely predictable given that IBM, Hortonworks, and others agreed to harmonize their Hadoop platforms by creating ODPi. DriveScale is also a member of ODPi, where our friend Roman Shaposhnik is the VP of Technology.