Strata Conference New York + Hadoop World 2012: Complete Video Compilation
Tools and Techniques That Make Data Work
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: November 2012
Run time: 106 hours 53 minutes

Learn the tools and techniques that make data work

Explore the changes brought to technology and business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing with this complete video compilation of workshops and sessions from Strata Conference New York and Hadoop World 2012. You’ll get a front-row seat to presentations by Noah Iliinski (Complex Diagrams), Naomi Robbins (NBR), Dean Wampler (Think Big Analytics), Edd Dumbill (O’Reilly Media), and more than 150 other practitioners from the worlds of finance, media, and government.

With well over 100 hours of content, this video package includes the latest information on the skills, tools, and technologies you need to make data work—and build a data-driven business. Download these videos or view them through our HD player, and discover why the future belongs to those who understand how to collect and use their data successfully.

Delve into topics and themes including:

  • Business and industry
  • Data science
  • Hadoop: case studies
  • Hadoop tools and technologies
  • Visualization and interfaces
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      5.0

      My favorite set of O'Reilly videos

      By Jason

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        Comments about oreilly Strata Conference New York + Hadoop World 2012: Complete Video Compilation:

        This set is without doubt my favorite set of O'Reilly videos to date. If you've read my earlier reviews you'll know that I'm a big fan of O'Reilly's videos and conferences. What differentiates this set is that combines the usual diversity of topics from a good tech conference with numerous deep dives - groups of videos with 4 or 5 titles in the set that dig deeper into a specific subject. As with previous O'Reilly content that I have reviewed, the production quality of this set is amazing. Video is high definition, sound is crystal clear and, while not cheap, at a whopping 107 hours the set is very reasonably priced at $400.

        So far some of my favorite talks have been:

        An Introduction to Hadoop – Mark Fei

        This talk demonstrates everything that is great about this conference and video set. In this 4 part introduction to Hadoop Mark Fei does a great job of introducing MapReduce, core Hadoop and hdfs and providing a high level overview of the many acronyms of the Hadoop ecosystem. This was my first real exposure to Hadoop and Mr. Fei provided enough information to get me excited about the technology as well as the requisite knowledge to get me started. The speaker did a great job, clearly and thoroughly covering the content and it was quite an enjoyable watch. The down side of this series of videos is that the speaker is constantly interrupted with questions. To his credit he did his best to defer these questions until the end, but at times the content became a little disjointed as the in-person audience fired their questions at the speaker. Questions are to be expected at a large tech event and in this case the quantity of questions only serves to highlight the current popularity of Hadoop. This really isn't a big complaint but it was the one negative in a really good video series.

        Moneyball for New York City – Michael Flowers

        I loved this talk. It's completely different from most talks I've seen. In summary it's a very quick non technical talk about a skunk work in New York City's mayor's office. Mr. Flowers provides a fascinating look at a real world scenario where the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning's Analytics Unit successfully leveraged disparate real world data to more efficiently deal with illegal building conversions (typically a building owner illegally modifying a building to house more tenants despite zoning restrictions). Michael Flowers is a former prosecutor and is very passionate about the problems his office is trying to solve. He breaks down the problem, how it was previously approached and how it is now being approached by his office. This is a very enjoyable talk – perhaps more so because the problem takes a front seat to the technology used to solve it - and I'll be looking for more talks by Mr. Flowers!

        Designing Data Visualizations Workshop - Noah Iliinsky

        Big data is as much about disseminating information as it is capturing it. In this 4 part talk Noah Iliinsky of IBM provides an extremely accessible overview of what is a complicated topic. He provides many real world examples of common pitfalls of data visualization and goes at length to explain the issues and provide appropriate alternatives. I found 3 of the 4 videos to be very useful. The third session was lab based and required the attendee to walk through their own real world visualization problem. Since I'm not working on any specific data visualization tasks at the moment I didn't get too much out of this session but I will no doubt walk through this content next time I undertake such a visualization task. I really feel the content in these videos is useful to everyone working in the IT industry – we all disseminate information – through application UIs, reports, Powerpoint presentations, targeting end users, internal teams and project stakeholders, etc. The ability to share this information in a correct and meaningful way seems foundational. Even if it even only explicitly articulates and reinforces design concepts already in your subconscious, I highly recommend this video series.

        Summary (tl;dr;)

        The combination of diverse topics and in-depth deep dives sets this title apart from others I have viewed. At 107 hours the cost is reasonable and is much less expensive than the various costs of attending a conference in person. If you're interested in Hadoop or Big Data

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        4.0

        Awesome material :)

        By Fabio Alessandro Locati

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        Comments about oreilly Strata Conference New York + Hadoop World 2012: Complete Video Compilation:

        When I've been selected to review, I was shocked by the amount of material that is hidden in this product.

        This is more than 100 hours of videos of the Strata and Hadoop World conference.

        The material is divided in three sections: Keynotes (14 videos), Tutorials (64 videos) and Sessions (81 videos).

        The Keynotes are really short video (7~15 minutes each) that tend to be some sort of advertise of the companies that are sponsors (I guess) of the event. This is nice, but I would not waste time on these, if a person has really small amount of time.

        The Tutorials are way longer videos (from 30′ to 8 hours for each session) and the longest are split into multiple videos. This material is really important to whoever is looking for learning some basic things about Hadoop and the Hadoop ecosystem. I would definitely suggest to any new user the video "An introduction to Hadoop" by Mark Fei (total 174 minutes). The topic is really good for a beginner and Mark Fei is a wonderful speaker. I really appreciated him.

        The Sessions are sort of insights on different topics. Each session touches a different topic and they are between 10 and 50 minutes long. The sessions tend to be really specifics, so I suggest to anyone that is not already an Hadoop expert to look the Tutorials before starting with the sessions.

        I should also mention that this huge amount of video showed me some limitations of the O'Reilly website that I hope will soon be fixed. The first one is about the "Watch" button. On my computer the video reproduction does not work. It may be an O'Reilly problem or my problem, since I use a Linux powered netbook. In any case, I think it should work even on my computer. The second limitation is about the download feature. The maximum speed I've reached is ~300Kb/s. Maybe because I'm in Italy, but I would expect O'Reilly to have a CDN. Another option would be to use a decentralized system like Torrent (but maybe they fear the unauthorized distribution). The third limitation is about the lacking of multiple selection to be able to download multiple videos with a single command.

        Overall, I do suggest this videos for the quality of the material. The price is surely high (399.99$), but the material really worth it.

        PS: The fifth star is on hold for the platform limitations and not for the quality of the material that would have taken 5 stars, if considered alone.

        Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this book as part of the O'Reilly Blogger Program

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        4.0

        Two good sessions about goverment data

        By yanyo

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            I recomend the sessions Moneyballing Criminal Justice: Using Data to Reduce Crime with Anne Milgram and the keynote Moneyball for New York City.

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