Eugene Dvorkin provides an introduction to Storm framework, explains how to build real-time applications on top of Storm with Groovy, how to process data from Twitter in real-time, etc.
Thomas Risberg introduces the Spring for Apache Hadoop project and discusses integration with Spring XD, batch jobs and external data sources.
John Leach explains using HBase co-processors to support a full ANSI SQL RDBMS without modifying the core HBase source, showing how Hadoop/HBase can replace traditional RDBMS solutions.
Roman Shaposhnik discusses more advanced features of HDFS, in addition to how YARN has enabled businesses to massively scale their systems beyond what was previously possible.
Yann Yu discusses how Solr and Hadoop complement each other, and how to use Solr as a real-time, analytical, full-text search front-end to data stored in Hadoop.
Jeremy Stieglitz discusses best practices for a data-centric security , compliance and data governance approach, with a particular focus on two customer use cases.
Dean Wampler argues that Spark/Scala is a better data processing engine than MapReduce/Java because tools inspired by mathematics, such as FP, are ideal tools for working with data.
Bob Kelly presents case studies on how Platfora uses Hadoop to do analytics for several of their customers.
Jayesh Thakrar shows what can be done with irb, how to exploit JRuby-Java integration, and demonstrates how the Shell can be used in Hadoop streaming to perform complex and large volume batch jobs.
Carlos Queiroz introduces the lambda architecture and showcases how it can be implemented with SpringXD, GemFireXD and Hadoop in a CDR(Call Detail Record) mining application.
The authors explain how the Pivotal team leveraged familiar SQL-based queries to analyze fine-grained cluster utilization using Spring XD.
Mohammad Quraishi presents implementing a Big Data initiative, detailing preparation, goal evaluation, convincing executives, and post implementation evaluation.