On June 12th, we co-sponsored the first annual Accumulo Summit. The event was a huge success, having a sold-out attendance of over 300 people. It was great to see the community come together to share experiences, best practices and new ideas for employing Accumulo technology.
The sessions were especially rich with technical content about current Accumulo projects. I was excited to see the results of layering the Tinkerpop graph stack on Accumulo as well as those of connecting Pivotal’s HAWQ technology to create a secure and scalable SQL-on-Accumulo solution. The community interest in benchmarking was also encouraging, and I’d love to see these efforts join forces others such as those from MIT Lincoln Labs who also discussed their intriguing D4M computation platform.
I particularly enjoyed the 1-on-1 conversations I had with people using or investigating Accumulo to solve critical business problems. While their backgrounds were quite diverse (from healthcare to government to research to technology) they all shared the excitement and passion for using Accumulo to address today's big data challenges. The applications we discussed were fascinating, with topics including cyber security, genomic research, sensor data and population health among the forefront. This was certainly a great event for networking and learning about real world applications of Accumulo.
The event wrapped up with an inspiring keynote from General Keith Alexander and a fun social and hackathon reception. Attendees provided lots of positive feedback and plenty of great ideas for next year’s Summit. With such excellent results from the inaugural event, we’re looking forward to expanding next year with an even broader set of content and activities. Drop us a line if you’d like to get involved and we hope to see you at the Accumulo Summit 2015.
Slides from all the sessions are available here:
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