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GeekSpeak - Apache Tez

Tez is rapidly becoming an essential part of the Hadoop Ecosystem, and it was recently promoted to a top-level Apache project.  (See: tez.apache.org).  The key benefit of Tez is performance, with the possibility of  speeding Pig and Hive operations by a factor of 10.  Until now, Hadoop has mostly been thought of as a batch system with queries measured in minutes, hours, or even days, but Tez can reduce those times to handfuls of seconds, delivering the promise of a truly interactive system.

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The World is Adopting Scrum. Are You?  

Scrum is one of the most popular Agile methodologies. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective methodology designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project. Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress. Come to a FREE full-day Scrum Fundamentals class on 9/5 or 9/22 and leave certified! 

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YARN is a large-scale, distributed operating system for big data applications, and it greatly enhances the power of a Hadoop compute cluster through scalability, compatibility with MapReduce, improved cluster utilization, and agility. Need YARN training? /training/etc's 2-day Developing Custom YARN Applications course teaches students how to develop custom YARN applications for Apache Hadoop. We are an integral member of the Hortonworks University Education team, bringing authorized Hortonworks Hadoop training to you. We are the ONLY provider of instructor-led classroom public Hortonworks Hadoop training available in North America.

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World Computer Exchange (WCE) is our current illumaNation partner. We work monthly with WCE refurbishing and reimaging donated computers that are then given to youth in developing countries for educational purposes. Read about a typical work day, and then come and join us on Saturday, August 9, and earn credit for caring!

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