I have been to a lot of trade shows in twenty years in IT, but I have never been to one that actually sold out. Not until today. Hadoop World 2011 started off with a bang and kept going all through the afternoon and into the evening. From the kickoff Keynote by Mike Olson, Cloudera CEO to the Networking Reception sponsored by Dell.
Of the presentations that I was about to see this morning and the facts and figures that were being thrown around, eBay’s Huge Williams, Vice President of Experience, Search and Platforms, talked about eBay managing nine petabytes of data with Hadoop. They also are going to be launching their newest search technology early next year called “Project Cassini”. It promises to take indexing to the next level.
Of course the highlight of Day One was the number of people that came by the Dell booth to see the demonstration of the Crowbar utility that Dell engineers created originally to deploy OpenStack Cloud solutions, but later ported to Hadoop. When you look at the Bar Clamps that are available from Dell, it makes for a very attractive discussion.
Day Two promises to be another great day with some spectacular presentations from many different organizations, including Dell. Follow me continuous tweets at @DavidatDellDCS and look for a final show recap on Friday.