The Data Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011
Meet Big Data Challenges Head-On
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2011
Run time: 10 hours 33 minutes

Gain insight from OSCON Data 2011—the first event dedicated to open source data infrastructure

Looking for solutions to gather, store, and analyze the flood of Big Data? This video compilation gives you the best seat in the house for the inaugural sessions at OSCON Data. In more than a dozen segments, you'll learn valuable techniques, tools, and advice from leaders in the field—including Tom Hanlon (Cloudera), Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI), Robin Anil (Google), Nicolas Spiegelberg (Facebook), and many others.

Discover open source technologies that make it possible to use new data sources and do new things with existing data. This exclusive HD video package cover everything from disks and databases to message queues and big data clusters. Download the videos or view them through our HD player, and learn how to data challenges head-on.

Video sessions include:

  • Introduction to Hadoop—Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
  • Architectural Anti-patterns for Data Handling—Gleicon Moraes (
  • Distributed Data Analysis with Hadoop and R—Jonathan Seidman and Ramesh Venkataramaiah (both Orbitz Worldwide)
  • Facebook Messages and HBase—Nicolas Spiegelberg (Facebook)
  • Optimizing MySQL to Let People Argue—Jeremy Bingham (
  • Big Data for Less Dealing with Large Data Sets on a Startup’s Budget—Kate Matsudaira (SEOmoz)
  • Designing and Implementing Asynchronous Distributed Systems: Challenges, Strategies, and a Million Things That Go Wrong—Scott Andreas (Boundary)
  • Lumberyard: Time Series Indexing at Scale—Josh Patterson (Cloudera)
  • Consistency or Bust: Breaking a Riak Cluster—Jeffery Kirkell (NOW Technologies, Inc.)
  • Esperwhispering: Get Your Real-Time Data Game On—Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI)
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to a Kaggle Competition (parts 1 & 2)—Krishna Sankar (Egnyte)
  • What Every Data Programmer Needs to Know About Disks—Ted Dziuba (eBay)
  • Hands On Mahout: Mammoth Scale Machine Learning (parts 1 & 2)—Robin Anil (Google) and Ted Dunning (MapR Technologies)
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    Comments about oreilly The Data Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011:

    It has been difficult to stay focused on the conference. Maybe I'm not the target though.
    Subjects are divers and there is some interesting conferences but they are too slow to get started and that makes them painful to watch.
    I would recommend "What Every Programmer Needs to Know About Disks" which was the one I found most interesting.

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