How smart can you hack with Spark?

Meetups | May 28 at 4:00 p.m. to May 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET, hack/reduce – Cambridge, MA

Apache Spark has taken the big data community by storm, but what does this mean to you? Come hack with us for a unique opportunity to experiment with capabilities of Spark. This three day hackathon will give you the chance to learn, test and extract value using Spark. Our experts will be on hand to offer guidance and tips as you hack your way to the finish. Oh, and did we mention we have $10,000 in cash prizes?!

It is encouraged that all participants take the Spark Fundamentals course on Big Data University prior to the hackathon. The Docker image used in the course is the same for our hackathon.

Big Data & Analytics Developer Day

Big Data Developer Days | June 3 at 12:00 p.m. CT, Minnetonka, MN – Minneapolis Marriott Southwest

At this customer-only event, join the Evolving Solutions technical team and experts from IBM for a hands-on workshop on June 3, 2015 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest. This workshop will demonstrate the installation and configuration of an Apache Hadoop cluster in a cloud environment provided by Evolving Solutions. We will discuss common enterprise use cases, along with the preparation and planning needed to ensure a cluster meets the needs of your organization. Take this opportunity to better understand the Hadoop-related infrastructure challenges and considerations for your business—without having to build your own lab. This session is designed for system administrators, infrastructure architects and big data enthusiasts. RSVP for the meetup and be sure to register in the IBM system to confirm your attendance.

Accelerate your analytics platform with PureData

Meetups | June 9 at 8:30 a.m. ET, Atlanta, GA - IBM Location

Discover how to easily manage complex data while improving query, reporting and predictive analytics performance. DataClarity, a Premier IBM Business Partner, and the IBM analytics team host this half-day “Accelerate your Analytics Platform with PureData” event at the IBM Atlanta location. 

This 4.5-hour client-only event demonstrates how IBM PureData for Analytics, powered by IBM Netezza technology, can transform the data warehouse landscape with leading-edge performance and appliance efficiency. The combination of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) software, IBM SPSS statistical analysis software and the IBM PureData for Analytics platform composes a high-powered solution for organizations needing to manage and analyze growing volumes of data from multiple data sources. Learn how to easily manage increasingly complex data while helping improve query, reporting and predictive analytics performance. RSVP for the meetup, and be sure to register through the IBM system to confirm your reservation at this event.

The benefits of POWER Architecture for Linux-based Software

Meetups | June 9 at 10:00 a.m. CET, Zurich, Switzerland

For many years, IBM POWER architecture has been the leader in the UNIX market, thanks to its high performance, plus its reliability and security capabilities. This meetup offers the opportunity to:

  • Discover technical features of the POWER platform that can assist your software
  • Get to know other software vendors that are already benefiting from the advanced capabilities of POWER
  • Try your Linux-based application on a Linux on POWER server

Mumbai big data meetup

Meetups | June 13 at 9:00 a.m. IT, Mumbai, India – Don Bosco Institute of Technology

Attend the Mumbai Big Data Meetup on June 13, 2015 to learn the latest on big data and analytics for cutting-edge insight, business intelligence and ROI. The meetup discussions will have specific focus on the fact that data analytics, infrastructure, process, technology and culture all need to be in place and working cohesively to maximize the return of big data and analytics. We are going to have an action-packed big data panel discussion entitled New Frontiers: Applications for Industries.