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Meetup Report: Big Data Tour Week 7

This report is for week 7 of the Big Data meetup tour. The two cities covered this week were Brussels and Luxembourg. These were also the last two cities in the Big Data meetup tour. Day 15: Brussels I flew out from London to Brussels on Wednesday 17 October. It was the earliest flight on this Big Data meetup tour. My hotel was in downtown Brussels, near Brussels Midi Station. Since I planned to travel out by train from Brussels to Luxembourg the next day, it was more convenient to stay downtown, rather than near the airport.
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It's been two weeks since the conclusion of the fourth-annual In-Memory Computing Summit® North America. Here's the recap. Industry leaders from around the world converged on the Hyatt's conference center in Burlingame, Calif. (midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley) for the two-day conference and delivered 35 breakout sessions and five keynote addresses. Some 450 people representing…
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This report is for week 6 of the Big Data meetup tour. The two cities covered this week were Singapore and Stockholm, half a world apart. Continuing on from the previous meetup report, I took the KLIA Ekspres from KL Sentral to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday 7 October. Anyone that has attended one of my meetup or conference presentations will know that I occasionally make…
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This report is for week 5 of the Big Data meetup tour. Similar to week 4, only one city this week and that was Helsinki. However, from Helsinki I travelled on to Kuala Lumpur (KL) to run an Apache® Ignite™ workshop. Day 12: Helsinki I have had the good fortune to visit many cities around the world through various roles that I have held with other employers, so I have actually visited Helsinki…
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At a recent gathering of the Moscow Apache® Ignite™ Meetup, I talked about open-source communities, how to become a contributor and a committer and some reasons why you should participate.  Specifically, I was talking about the story of the Apache Ignite community. The limited time of the talk did not allow me to give more examples, so that was the inspiration for this post -- which is by the…
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Next week, our experts will be speaking at events on three continents – and our technology  evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will at two of them. The week’s largest event happens Tuesday and Wednesday: the In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2018. This conference will bring together in-memory computing experts from across North America and the Pacific Rim. It’s down to the wire, but if you’d like…
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This is week 4 of the Big Data meetup tour. Only one city this week and that was Oslo. So, this meetup report will be quite short. Day 11: Oslo Quite a long time ago, I visited Oslo when working for a previous employer. That last trip was in winter time and there was lots of snow. This time, no snow and very mild weather. Having stayed in some airport hotels over the past few weeks where it…
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Challenged with scaling stream processing for your organization? Then you'll want to register for our webinar, "Best Practices for Stream Processing with GridGain® and Apache® Ignite™ and Kafka." This free, live webinar is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT). Register here. Making stream processing scale requires making all the components -- messaging, processing, storage -- scale…
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The keynote speaker schedule was announced today for the fourth-annual In-Memory Computing Summit® North America, taking place October 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Industry luminaries from ING Belgium, Wellington Management, Oracle, SNIA and GridGain Systems will discuss the evolution of in-memory computing technology and how organizations are leveraging in-memory computing to…
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Previously, I briefly wrote about the first week and the second week of the Big Data meetup tour. This blog post is about the third week of the Big Data meetup tour. Three more meetups this week. This time it was Paris, Amsterdam and London. Great to finish-up in London, which is my home town. This first meetup tour also concludes in London. However, there are other meetups that GridGain is…
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