Cloudera to Host HBaseCon 2012

Hadoop software provider Cloudera announced it will host HBaseCon 2012, a conference for HBase users and developers.

Cloudera has announced that it will host HBaseCon 2012, a new event for Apache HBase users.

Officials at the Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of Hadoop software and services said it will host HBaseCon 2012 in San Francisco May 22. HBaseCon will be the first industry conference for Apache HBase users, contributors, administrators and application developers.

HBase is an open-source, nonrelational, distributed database modeled after Google's BigTable and is written in Java. It is developed as part of Apache Software Foundation's Apache Hadoop project and runs on top of the Hadoop Distributed Filesystem (HDFS), providing BigTable-like capabilities for Hadoop. It provides a fault-tolerant way of storing large quantities of sparse data.

The HBaseCon program committee is comprised of Apache HBase project management committee (PMC) members who are developing a line-up of educational talks and workshops that will share practical insights as well as illustrative use cases. Attendees can look forward to general sessions in the morning and an afternoon comprised of three tracks focused on: development, operations and applications for HBase.

€œIt€™s going to be a great day out for the community,€ said Michael Stack, engineer at StumbleUpon and champion of the HBase community. €œAnyone with any kind of an HBase itch at all whether apps, ops or dev should be sure to drop by. Our goals with HBaseCon are to give the attendees a platform for connecting with their peers and sharing experiences with this technology and to ultimately advance the development of HBase.€

The theme of this first HBaseCon is €œReal-Time Your Hadoop,€ and the conference will be a culmination of the best of the community and will include speakers and sponsors from across the HBase landscape, Cloudera said. €œThis event is all about bringing together the great and inquiring minds that use HBase and strengthening community support,€ Todd Lipcon, software engineer at Cloudera and Apache HBase committer, said in a statement.

€œThere is a whole ecosystem being created around HBase, and the community is thriving and incredibly involved,€ Lars George, solutions architect for Cloudera and author of HBase: The Definitive Guide, said in a statement. €œHBaseCon will bring the community together in a collaborative and resourceful way, and I look forward to being a part of this first conference.€

€œCloudera is proud to continue its support of the Apache HBase community by hosting HBaseCon,€ Charles Zedlewski, vice president of products at Cloudera, said in a statement. €œCloudera was the first company to provide an Apache Hadoop-based distribution with support for HBase, and a great many Cloudera employees are committers and contributors to the Apache HBase project. HBase has enjoyed exceptional adoption in the enterprise as a platform for real-time big data management and has become an essential element of any enterprise distribution.€

Early-bird registration ends April 6 and there is a discounted price for contributors. Sponsorship opportunities are currently open, and more information can be found here.

HBaseCon will take place May 22 at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco. For more information go to: Cloudera will also offer a hands-on HBase training session after the conference, May 23 and 24 for developers already familiar with Apache Hadoop.