Sqrrl is a Startup Showcase Winner at the O'Reilly Strata and Hadoop World Conference held this week in New York, New York. The Startup Showcase announced that Sqrrl has won the popular vote, making it the number one startup by audience choice out of the thirteen finalists selected to present their technologies at the conference.
Highly reflective of Sqrrl’s popularity with the audience was the impressive crowd attendance at the talk by Adam Fuchs, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Sqrrl. Adam’s talk at the conference, “Lessons Learned From A Decade’s Worth of Big Data At The U.S. National Security Agency,” was one of the most highly attended talks of the day, with an audience of over 300 people and standing room only.
During this talk, Adam discussed the lessons he learned during his time working on Accumulo and earlier projects at the NSA related to building Big Data infrastructure and applications.
These four key lessons discussed were:
1. Starting small, but designing for scalability
2. Refining schemas iteratively
3. Using discovery analytics as application building blocks
4. Focusing on data-centric security
Adam recommends that any infrastructure manager or computer scientist embarking on a new Big Data project should consider these four points as they get started. Find out more at the Strata Conference website.
The "Sqrrl Lessons Learned from the NSA" whiteboard session is also available on our website under videos.