Akmal B. Chaudhri introduces Apache™ Hadoop® 2.0 and Yet Another Resource Negotiator (YARN).
Eva Andreasson presents typical categories of problems that are commonly solved using Hadoop and also some concrete examples in each category.
Sean Owen provides examples of operational analytics projects, presenting a reference architecture and algorithm design choices for a successful implementation based on his experience Oryx/Cloudera.
Matthew Moloney discusses using F# and .NET inside Excel, demonstrating doing big data, cloud computing, using GPGPU and compiling F# Excel UDFs.
Details on Pinterest's architeture, its systems -Pinball, Frontdoor-, and stack - MongoDB, Cassandra, Memcache, Redis, Flume, Kafka, EMR, Qubole, Redshift, Python, Java, Go, Nutcracker, Puppet, etc.
Indrajit Roy presents HP Labs’ attempts at scaling R to efficiently perform distributed machine learning and graph processing on industrial-scale data sets.
Rusty Sears introduces REEF along with examples of computational frameworks, including interactive sessions, iterative graph processing, bulk synchronous computations, Hive queries, and MapReduce.
Nick Kolegraff discusses common problems and architecture to support all the phases of data science and how to start a data science initiative, sharing lessons from Accenture, Best Buy, and Rackspace.
Jeff Magnusson details some of Netflix' key services: Franklin, Sting and Lipstick.
Crista Lopes writes a program in multiple styles -monolithic/OOP/continuations/relational/Pub-Sub/Monads/AOP/Map-reduce- showing the value of using more than a style in large scale systems.
Dan Frank discusses stream data processing and introduces NSQ – Bitly’s open source queuing system – and other new technologies used for communication between streaming programs.
Ken Collier discusses Agile Analytics, a combination of sophisticated analytics techniques, lean learning principles, agile delivery methods, and "big data" technologies.