Big Data Montréal #39 – Wednesday August 5th

Register here: http://bdm39.eventbrite.ca

Big Data Montreal would like to invite you to its thirthy-ninth meeting!

Join us on Wednesday August 5th at 18h00 to attend a conference, as well as to network with other Big Data enthusiasts from Montreal!

The meeting will take place at the Cloud.ca Center (formerly RPM Startup Centre), which is located at 420 Guy street.

All are welcome, no matter if you already have some experience with Big Data technologies or if you’re simply curious to learn more.

We have two scheduled presentations:

  • HP Vertica BI: Sub-second big data analytics your users and developers can truly appreciate (by Mina Naguib, Technical Director of Platform Engineering at AdGear). Despite how fantastic pigs look with lipstick on and how magical elephants look with wings attached, there remains a large gap between what popular big data stacks offer and what end users demand in terms of reporting agility and speed. Join us to learn how Montreal-based AdGear, an advertising technology company, faced challenges as its data volume increased.  You will hear how AdGear’s data stack evolved to meet these challenges, and how HP Vertica’s architecture and features changed the game. This talk will be in English.
  • How MindGeek’s Ad Network uses Big Data Technologies to push Billions of Impressions per Day (by Olivier H. Beauchesne, Lead Data Scientist at MindGeek). MindGeek’s Ad Network pushes Ads to some of the biggest sites on the Internet. This produces a massive amount of data that must be analysed in real time to adjust bidding patterns, detect fraud, debug issues, and bill customers. To do so, we use standard Open Source technologies such as Kafka, Samza, Hive, etc. In this talk, we’ll present our technical architecture and how it’s being used by our different teams (Data Science, Sales, Monetization and Fraud Detection) at MindGeek.
  • You? We are (as always) looking for speakers for future editions of BDM, so if you’re interested in presenting (or if you know people who are), please don’t hesitate to write to us at bdm-admin@googlegroups.com :) !

There will be food and drinks served, courtesy of HP!

Finally, you are also welcome to join us for some casual networking, in the same room, after the presentations. (For the regulars, we won’t be going to Brasseurs de Montreal).

Please tell your friends and colleagues :) !


Enregistrez-vous ici : http://bdm39.eventbrite.ca

Big Data Montréal vous invite à sa trente-neuvième rencontre!

Joignez-vous à nous le mercredi 5 août à 18h00 pour assister à une conférence, ainsi que pour réseauter avec les autres enthousiastes montréalais du Big Data!

La rencontre aura lieu au Centre Cloud.ca (anciennement le RPM Startup Centre), qui est situé au 420 rue Guy.

Tous sont bienvenus, que vous ayez déjà de l’expérience avec les technologies de Big Data ou que vous soyez simplement curieux d’en apprendre plus.

Il y a deux présentations à l’horaire:

  • HP Vertica BI: Sub-second big data analytics your users and developers can truly appreciate (by Mina Naguib, Technical Director of Platform Engineering at AdGear). Despite how fantastic pigs look with lipstick on and how magical elephants look with wings attached, there remains a large gap between what popular big data stacks offer and what end users demand in terms of reporting agility and speed. Join us to learn how Montreal-based AdGear, an advertising technology company, faced challenges as its data volume increased.  You will hear how AdGear’s data stack evolved to meet these challenges, and how HP Vertica’s architecture and features changed the game. This talk will be in English.
  • How MindGeek’s Ad Network uses Big Data Technologies to push Billions of Impressions per Day (by Olivier H. Beauchesne, Lead Data Scientist at MindGeek). MindGeek’s Ad Network pushes Ads to some of the biggest sites on the Internet. This produces a massive amount of data that must be analysed in real time to adjust bidding patterns, detect fraud, debug issues, and bill customers. To do so, we use standard Open Source technologies such as Kafka, Samza, Hive, etc. In this talk, we’ll present our technical architecture and how it’s being used by our different teams (Data Science, Sales, Monetization and Fraud Detection) at MindGeek.
  • Vous? Nous sommes (comme toujours) à la recherche de présentateurs pour les éditions futures de BDM, donc n’hésitez pas à nous écrire à bdm-admin@googlegroups.com si vous êtes intéressés à présenter, ou si vous connaissez des gens qui le sont :) !

Nous servirons nourriture et breuvages, gracieuseté de HP!

Finalement, vous êtes invités à vous joindre à nous après les présentations, dans la même salle, pour continuer à réseauter. (Pour les habitués, nous n’irons pas aux Brasseurs de Montréal).

Passez le mot et venez en grand nombre :) !

 

Big Data Montreal #34 (Joint event with DevOpsMTL)

Tickets: bdm34.eventbrite.ca

Update (Feb. 21st): Added sponsor and presentation on SparkSQL vs Impala. Event will start a 6pm.

Big Data Montreal would like to invite you to its thirty-fourth meeting!

Join us on Tuesday March 3rd at 6pm to attend a conference, as well as to network with other Big Data enthusiasts from Montreal!

The meeting will take place at the RPM Startup Centre, which is located at 420 Guy street.

All are welcome, no matter if you already have some experience with Big Data technologies or if you’re simply curious to learn more.

We have two scheduled presentations both by Jake Moshenko:

Jake is the product manager for the Quay.io container registry at CoreOS, a Linux distribution with containers as a first-class citizen and software distribution channel. Formerly of Google, Amazon, and Boeing, he has been building robust distributed systems for over 10 years:

  • Rocket: CoreOS’s own container format
    Presentation of Rocket, the App Container Specification, our motivation for creating it, how it compares and contrasts with Docker, how each tool might be better for a different job, and what the current status is (not production ready!).
  • CoreOS + Quay.io Development Lifecycle
    How CoreOS + Quay.io fit into the development lifecycle from the point when you push your git changes all the way through to running in production. I will talk about the problems CoreOS attempts to fix and some of the architeture affordances it requires on the part of the app developer.

And a few flash presentations:

  • SparkSQL vs Impala for interactive query, by Olivier Mirandette, architect at Guavus

N.B.: This edition will be in English.

There will be food and drinks courtesy of Lightspeed POS, our sponsors for this event.

Finally, you are also welcome to join us at the nearby Brasseurs de Montreal, after the presentations, for some casual networking (please use the appropriate ticket so we know how many people to expect).

Please tell your friends and colleagues :) !

P.S.: We are (as always) looking for speakers for future editions of BDM, so if you’re interested in presenting (or if you know people who are), please don’t hesitate to write to us at bdm-admin@googlegroups.com :) !


Billets: bdm34.eventbrite.ca

Big Data Montréal vous invite à sa trente et quatrième rencontre!

Joignez-vous à nous le mardi 9 décembre à 18h30 pour assister à une conférence, ainsi que pour réseauter avec les autres enthousiastes montréalais du Big Data!

La rencontre aura lieu au RPM Startup Centre, qui est situé au 420 rue Guy.

Tous sont bienvenus, que vous ayez déjà de l’expérience avec les technologies de Big Data ou que vous soyez simplement curieux d’en apprendre plus.

Nous avons deux présentations à l’horaire par Jake Moshenko:

Jake is the product manager for the Quay.io container registry at CoreOS, a Linux distribution with containers as a first-class citizen and software distribution channel. Formerly of Google, Amazon, and Boeing, he has been building robust distributed systems for over 10 years:

  • Rocket: CoreOS’s own container format
    Presentation of Rocket, the App Container Specification, our motivation for creating it, how it compares and contrasts with Docker, how each tool might be better for a different job, and what the current status is (not production ready!).
  • CoreOS + Quay.io Development Lifecycle
    How CoreOS + Quay.io fit into the development lifecycle from the point when you push your git changes all the way through to running in production. I will talk about the problems CoreOS attempts to fix and some of the architeture affordances it requires on the part of the app developer.

Et quelques présentations éclairs:

  • SparkSQL vs Impala for interactive query, by Olivier Mirandette, architect at Guavus

N.B.: Cette édition sera en anglais.

Nous servirons nourriture et breuvages, gracieuseté de Lightspeed POS, qui parraine cet événement.

Finalement, vous êtes invités à vous joindre à nous aux Brasseurs de Montréal, où la soirée se poursuivra après les présentations, pour continuer à réseauter (svp, utiliser le billet approprié pour que nous ayons une idée du nombre de personnes)

Passez le mot et venez en grand nombre :) !

P.S.: Nous sommes (comme toujours) à la recherche de présentateurs pour les éditions futures de BDM, donc n’hésitez pas à nous écrire à bdm-admin@googlegroups.com si vous êtes intéressés à présenter, ou si vous connaissez des gens qui le sont :) !

Big Data Montreal 2014 Community Survey / Sondage de la communauté

(an English message will follow)

Bonjour à tous,

Dans le but d’améliorer votre expérience à Big Data Montréal, nous vous invitons à remplir un court sondage en ligne. Pour seulement 5 minutes de votre temps, nous serons davantage en mesure de préparer des événements qui seront plus intéressants pour vous.

Pour remplir le sondage en français, cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous:
http://goo.gl/ITMjDi

Cordialement,

- Les administrateurs de BDM

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Hi everyone,

In order to improve your experience at Big Data Montreal, we invite you to fill a short survey online. Only 5 minutes of your time is kindly requested to help us prepare events that are more interesting to you.

To fill the survey in English, click on the link below:
http://goo.gl/3CNyOw

Best regards,

-The BDM Admin Team

Big Data Montréal #30 – Tuesday November 4th 6:30pm at the RPM Startup Centre

Tickets: bdm30.eventbrite.ca

Big Data Montreal would like to invite you to its thirtieth meeting!

Join us on Tuesday November 4th at 6:30pm to attend a conference, as well as to network with other Big Data enthusiasts from Montreal!

The meeting will take place at the RPM Startup Centre, which is located at 420 Guy street.

All are welcome, no matter if you already have some experience with Big Data technologies or if you’re simply curious to learn more.

We have three scheduled presentations:

  • Discover you inner search engine by Alexandre Rafalovitch, author of the book “Apache Solr for Indexing Data How-to”
    Rapid introduction to how a startup/small business can add search to their existing stack, using open-source Apache Solr (in English). I’ll do a live demo with sample data and show rapid iterations on getting it into Solr and making it searchable. This talk is the second in the Search Engines series (following the talk on ElasticSearch in October by Colin Surprenant).
  • Everything you always wanted to know about Hadoop, but were afraid to ask! by Dan Mazur, Scientific Computing Analyst at Calcul Quebec, McGill University
    Hadoop is a widely-used, open-source framework for storing and processing large-scale data sets. During this presentation, you will learn the basic concepts behind Hadoop and MapReduce. Many of the confusing buzzwords associated with these technologies will be clarified. This talk is designed for professionals who would like enough information to discuss Hadoop with their corporate customers or to make an informed decision about whether to consider Hadoop within their organizations.
  • Best Practices for Interacting with the Spark Community by Nan Zhu, contributor to the Apache Spark project
    Flash presentation on how to ask questions, report bugs and submit patches to the Spark community.

And three flash presentations:

  • Mike Milner, CTO at Immunio
    Will be introducing his company, Immunio, and talk about their overall Big Data architecture (microservices, kafka, mesos, etc.).
  • David Lauzon, ÉTS
    BDM: 30th event and counting.
  • Julia Evans, Kernel Hacker
    Spying on Hadoop with strace (BDM 31′s teaser).

N.B.: This edition will be in English.

Finally, you are also welcome to join us at the nearby Brasseurs de Montreal, after the presentations, for some casual networking (please use the appropriate ticket so we know how many people to expect).

Please tell your friends and colleagues :) !

P.S.: We are (as always) looking for speakers for future editions of BDM, so if you’re interested in presenting (or if you know people who are), please don’t hesitate to write to us at bdm-admin@googlegroups.com :) !


Billets: bdm30.eventbrite.ca

Big Data Montréal vous invite à sa trentième rencontre!

Joignez-vous à nous le mardi 4 novembre à 18h30 pour assister à une conférence, ainsi que pour réseauter avec les autres enthousiastes montréalais du Big Data!

La rencontre aura lieu au RPM Startup Centre, qui est situé au 420 rue Guy.

Tous sont bienvenus, que vous ayez déjà de l’expérience avec les technologies de Big Data ou que vous soyez simplement curieux d’en apprendre plus.

Nous avons une présentation à l’horaire:

  • Discover you inner search engine by Alexandre Rafalovitch, author of the book “Apache Solr for Indexing Data How-to”
    Rapid introduction to how a startup/small business can add search to their existing stack, using open-source Apache Solr (in English). I’ll do a live demo with sample data and show rapid iterations on getting it into Solr and making it searchable. This talk is the second in the Search Engines series (following the talk on ElasticSearch in October by Colin Surprenant).
  • Everything you always wanted to know about Hadoop, but were afraid to ask! by Dan Mazur, Scientific Computing Analyst at Calcul Quebec, McGill University
    Hadoop is a widely-used, open-source framework for storing and processing large-scale data sets. During this presentation, you will learn the basic concepts behind Hadoop and MapReduce. Many of the confusing buzzwords associated with these technologies will be clarified. This talk is designed for professionals who would like enough information to discuss Hadoop with their corporate customers or to make an informed decision about whether to consider Hadoop within their organizations.
  • Best Practices for Interacting with the Spark Community by Nan Zhu, contributor to the Apache Spark project
    Flash presentation on how to ask questions, report bugs and submit patches to the Spark community.

Et trois présentations éclair:

  • Mike Milner, CTO at Immunio
    Will be introducing his company, Immunio, and talk about their overall Big Data architecture (microservices, kafka, mesos, etc.).
  • David Lauzon, ÉTS
    BDM: 30th event and counting.
  • Julia Evans, Kernel Hacker
    Spying on Hadoop with strace (BDM 31′s teaser).

N.B.: Cette édition sera en anglais.

Finalement, vous êtes invités à vous joindre à nous aux Brasseurs de Montréal, où la soirée se poursuivra après les présentations, pour continuer à réseauter (svp, utiliser le billet approprié pour que nous ayons une idée du nombre de personnes)

Passez le mot et venez en grand nombre :) !

 

P.S.: Nous sommes (comme toujours) à la recherche de présentateurs pour les éditions futures de BDM, donc n’hésitez pas à nous écrire à bdm-admin@googlegroups.com si vous êtes intéressés à présenter, ou si vous connaissez des gens qui le sont :) !

Big Data Montreal #26 – Tuesday July 8th 18h30 at the RPM Startup Centre

Tickets: http://bdm26.eventbrite.ca


Big Data Montreal would like to invite you to its twenty-sixth meeting!

Join us on Tuesday July 8th at 18h30 to attend a conference, as well as to network with other Big Data enthusiasts from Montreal!

The meeting will take place at the RPM Startup Centre, which is located at 420 Guy street.

All are welcome, no matter if you already have some experience with Big Data technologies or if you’re simply curious to learn more.

We have two scheduled presentations:

  • Debriefing of the Spark Summit 2014, by David Lauzon, Lecturer at ÉTS. Big Data Montreal is going to the Spark Summit in California this weekend to gather up-to-date informations on the development of the Spark system. What appears to be the most interesting topics will be selected and summarized to the BDM audience.
  • Presentation and demo of SparkSQL by Olivier Mirandette, Lead Software Architect at Guavus. SparkSQL is the new defacto SQL engine for the BDAS stack. The talk will include introduction to SparkSQL, how does it interact with the rest of the stack and what does it means for Shark.

Finally, you are also welcome to join us at the nearby Brasseurs de Montreal, after the presentations, for some casual networking.

Please tell your friends and colleagues :) !

P.S.: We are (as always) looking for speakers for future editions of BDM, so if you’re interested in presenting (or if you know people who are), please don’t hesitate to write to us at bdm-admin@googlegroups.com :) !


Big Data Montréal vous invite à sa vingt-sixième rencontre!

Joignez-vous à nous le mardi 8 juillet à 18h30 pour assister à une conférence, ainsi que pour réseauter avec les autres enthousiastes montréalais du Big Data!

La rencontre aura lieu au RPM Startup Centre, qui est situé au 420 rue Guy.

Tous sont bienvenus, que vous ayez déjà de l’expérience avec les technologies de Big Data ou que vous soyez simplement curieux d’en apprendre plus.

Il y a une présentation à l’horaire par plusieurs présentateurs:

  • Compte-rendu du Spark Summit 2014, par David Lauzon, enseignant à l’ÉTS, et Olivier Mirandette, architecte principal chez Guavus. Quelques BDM-eurs vont au Spark Summit en Californie cette fin de semaine pour récolter les nouvelles sur le développement de l’éco-système Spark. Les sujets qui nous serons apparus les plus intéressants seront présentés à l’audience de BDM.
  • Présentation avec démo de Spark SQL par Olivier Mirandette, architecte principal chez Guavus. SparkSQL est le nouveau moteur SQL favorisé pour la plateforme Spark. Cette présentation incluera une introduction à SparkSQL, comment le faire interagir avec le reste de la plateforme et ce que cela signifie pour Shark.

Finalement, vous êtes invités à vous joindre à nous aux Brasseurs de Montréal, où la soirée se poursuivra après les présentations, pour continuer à réseauter.

Passez le mot et venez en grand nombre :) !

P.S.: Nous sommes (comme toujours) à la recherche de présentateurs pour les éditions futures de BDM, donc n’hésitez pas à nous écrire à bdm-admin@googlegroups.com si vous êtes intéressés à présenter, ou si vous connaissez des gens qui le sont :) !