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Ignite Talks

Late Monday evening we were treated to a series of lightning talks meant to inspire.  Fittingly, these are called “Ignite.”  Ignite is a well known Strata event where speakers have 5 minutes to enlighten the audience on a topic they are passionate about. Speakers have to be quick as the slides auto-advance every 15 seconds…. Read more »

Startup Showcase

On Monday, we had a full day of events starting with the Cloudera Partner Summit, followed by press interviews and then the Opening Reception in the Sponsor Pavillion. Alpine was selected as one of only twelve startups to participate in the Startup Showcase.  As a well known event that highlights innovation in the Big Data… Read more »

Big Data Camp

On Sunday the day before STRATA officially kicked off, we saw a number of interesting talks at Big Data Camp.  Hosted by Dave Nielsen, Big Data Camp is a very unconventional way of having an open discussion forum. We first heard from Joel Horwitz of Alpine Data Labs discuss why “Your customers are more brutal than you… Read more »

My, What a Busy NYC DataWeek!

New York City was abuzz with activity from all areas of the Big Data Analytics spectrum.  We started off on Sunday with a less than typical Big Data Camp focused on areas of tools, business use cases, and data science.  Monday we were in full blown Strata Hadoop World mode with interviews, a startup showcase,… Read more »


Up to now, companies interested in building Predictive Analytics have been forced to sample their data, spend large budgets on redundant infrastructure and work with code or proprietary scripts.  While such an approach might have been understandable in the 1980’s, it is simply intolerable in today’s world. In today’s post-internet and post-Hadoop era, companies expect… Read more »